Hazardous Areas and ATEX Awareness for Technical and Non-Technical staff

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed to provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of explosion protection applied to hazardous areas. It defines the terminology, promoting clarity of use in communications between technical and commercial departments within organisations and between organisations involved. The subject matter covered focuses on how the requirements of the ATEX Directives (and the DSEAR that is applied in the UK) are to be met in order to aid management, technicians and engineers in the understanding of the necessary organizational and technical measures taken to ensure safety.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone and everyone who encounters hazardous areas at any level, according to the ATEX Directives and the DSEAR, requires at least a basic understanding of the risks and the management of those risks in order that they should not be compromised by the actions of these personnel. This course is aimed at providing a substantially non-technical introduction suitable for senior management right through to operators. This includes:

  • Chemical engineers
  • Control engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical and instrument trades-persons
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Supervision and management staff
  • Security and cleaning staff
  • Technicians
  • Trades-persons working in potentially explosive areas

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Explosion consequences
  • The fire triangle
  • Risk assessment concepts applied and IEC60079 Standards and Codes of Practice

UNDERSTANDING FLAMMABILITY COMBUSTION AND EXPLOSION

  • Ignition sources
  • Properties of flammable gases, vapours, mists and dusts

ZONES AND DEFINITIONS

  • Definition of hazardous area terminology
  • Classification of apparatus
  • Equipment grouping and temperature rating

PRINCIPLES OF TYPES OF PROTECTION

  • Electrical equipment protection IEC60079: Ex d, e, i, p, and n
  • Others types: Ex m, o, q and s: use in combination
  • Non-electrical equipment protection to EN13463: fr, d, g, c, b, p and k

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION

  • Marking and identification
  • Component certificates
  • Equipment certificates
  • Systems certification

PLANT OWNER/USER OF EX EQUIPMENT

  • Introduction to Codes of Practice
  • Equipment selection procedure
  • General requirements of Installation and Inspection
  • Maintenance and permits to work
  • Repairs

ATEX DIRECTIVES

  • Equipment category and grouping
  • Essential safety and health requirements
  • ATEX compliance marking
  • Self certification and verifying conformity
  • Workers cirective summary

DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AND EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES REGULATION (UK)

  • DSEAR: Application of ATEX and Chemical Agents Directive in the UK
  • Summary of employers responsibilities

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