COURSE BENEFITS & AIM:To ensure that delegates have further in depth knowledge continuing on from the Competency in Explosive atmospheres (CompEx) Awareness Course concentrating on all Electrical Installations, from installing, maintaining, surveying various types of installations in hazardous areas while enabling a greater appreciation of the hazards associated with working in explosive atmospheres and the promotion of safe working practices.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to recommend the remedial action required to maintain hazardous area equipment to meet the required standards. Select the protection concept, enclosure / equipment, components and install correctly in hazardous areas. Understand how to identify problems with equipment installed in hazardous areas with respect to the appropriate British, European and IEC standards. Understand that equipment could be a source of ignition that could contribute to an explosion. Understand the concept of area classification and the need to zone flammable atmospheres accordingly. Be able to understand the terminology and definitions associated with hazardous areas. Understand the various protection concepts namely EXd, EXE, EXn etc.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Electrician, Technical Assistants, Supervisors, Contract Managers and Senior Management who work or are associated with Hazardous Areas.
Site Administration – Fire procedures, Toilets, rules on smoking, Start finish times, Break times, mobile phones etc.
Delegates to sign course sheet and complete course Registration form.
Delegate and tutor introductions – Name, job title, Company name, description job function / responsibilities and company business / activities.
Explanation of the course structure (modules) and breakdown of each day.
2. Intro- what is CompEx
Why CompEx is there, Accidents that have happened, Safety, Legal issues, moral issues, What Atex, Dsear and Eps mean, What Standards are and why we use them, What are Ignition requirements in relation to Explosive limits, The different Groups within ATEX, Below ground, above ground gas, above ground dust. The meaning UFL/LFL, Ignition, Flash point and T class
3. Protection concepts and how they work – the different types of systems that can be used to protect company assets, examples such as the 3 factors Flammable substances, oxygen, ignition sources, and case studies.
4. Protection concepts and how they work (Continued)
5. Protection concepts of equipment – various examples and types of equipment that can be installed to protect assets e.g enclosures, constructional safety, encapsulated devices, flameproof enclosures, dust conductivity. Ignition temperature – Gases Vapours and Dusts.
6. Protection concepts of equipment (continued)
7. What Glands we use and why, Wiring systems in use in hazardous areas, Testing of hazardous area equipment, Maintenance and inspection of hazardous area equipment, Inspections of hazardous area equipment, Responsibilities of those involved within hazardous areas, Certification of equipment.
8. Numbering and markings on equipment installation
access to hazardous areas, when to use isolation and permits
Practical and theoretical exam brief
Hand out practice question papers
All delegates after being assessed and successful completing the course will be awarded a CMS or a CompEx certificate with a note added to confirm that the course was approved by the Cyprus Human Resource Development Authority.
COURSE PRESENTER: Mr Roy Davis
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