This professional development course is ideal for qualified engineers, electrical technical officers and designers involved in and responsible for hazardous area classification and/ or designing and specifying the Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA).
PMV delivers and assesses electrical courses in a logical sequence and holistic manner. Units of competency are divided into subject matter areas. These subject areas are developed into sections, starting from simple to more complex concepts, which are contextualised based on the industrial experience.
This course focuses on understanding the principles, practices and methodology of hazardous area classification and design aspects to select and design EEHA installations that would meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4761, AS/NZS 60079.10.1&2, AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
This Hazardous Area Classification & Design course covers the following information:
- Properties of explosive gases/vapours and combustible dusts
- Hazardous area classification procedures and techniques for gas and vapour installations and for combustible dusts
- Recommended methods for documenting the classification
- Protection techniques
- Equipment selection
- Earthing requirements
- EX i entity calculations
- EX e motor protection and cable derating requirements
- Maximum dissipated power calculations
- General design principles
Students participate in a range of activities during the training, including some group classification and design work.
This is an advanced course, intended for electrical workers, technicians, engineers and senior engineers involved in area classification for electrical equipment in hazardous areas. Participants will be assessed and have the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised competencies that also meet the requirements of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4761.
Our Hazardous Area Classification & Design Training courses are delivered by qualified, experienced trainers who are all currently practicing as engineers and designers in the electrical and instrumentation industries.
In-class progressive assessment, short-answer test papers, classification and design project exercises
Typically, a student who holds a Certificate III Electrotechnology or a relevant Engineering degree may meet the requirements for this course. Please contact us for further information on prerequisite requirements.
Upon successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency will be issued, qualifying participants to:
|UEENEEE015B||Develop Design Briefs For Electrotechnology Projects|
|UEENEEE071B||Write Specifications For Electrical Engineering Projects|
|UEENEEM052A||Classify Hazardous Areas – Gas Atmospheres|
|UEENEEM053A||Classify Hazardous Areas – Dust Atmospheres|
|UEENEEM054A||Plan Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas – Gas Atmospheres|
|UEENEEM055A||Plan Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas – Dust Atmospheres|
|UEENEEM057A||Design Explosion-Protected Electrical Systems and Installations – Gas Atmospheres|
|UEENEEM058A||Design Explosion-Protected Electrical Systems and Installations – Dust Atmospheres|
- All students are requested to bring a USB and their personal laptops during the face to face training session. Laptops are required to complete a variety of exercises in class and therefore, must have the functional programs: MS Word, MS Excel, and mobile Internet modem to secure Internet access. Students are expected to have working knowledge of these programs.
- All students are required to bring a copy of their degree, trade qualifications or licences, to verify prerequisites.
- Typically, a minimum of six participants are required to run the course.
- The experience in design and the field experience in hazardous areas help in learning the hazardous area design and classification principles and practices.
Electronic copies of the student resources will be handed to students on day 1 of the training. Students are to develop progressively, a “Portfolio of Evidence” for their competencies. This will be submitted progressively to PMV assessors for review and sign off.