Types of Hazardous Area Equipment And Their Applications
Aug 18, 2023
Hazardous areas are locations where the atmosphere contains substances that can ignite and cause explosions or fires. These areas are common in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, mining, food processing, and more.
To ensure safety, hazardous areas are classified into zones based on the frequency and duration of the presence of hazardous substances. The classification systems vary depending on the country or region but mostly follow similar principles.
Such hazardous areas require specialised certified equipment designed to prevent ignition sources and protect both personnel and the environment. Some examples are:
The proper hazardous area classification (HAC) and use of hazardous area certified equipment are essential in industries with the risk of explosion or fire.
Here are some of the popular courses for electrician and engineers to work in hazardous areas:
Professionals working in these environments should consider obtaining certifications like the Cert IV in Hazardous Areas (UEE42620) to ensure they are adequately trained to handle the challenges posed by hazardous areas effectively. The UEE42620 course covers course covers hazardous area classification (HAC), explosion protection techniques, and Ex equipment selection. This course provides the skill and competency required for reading HAC drawings, Ex equipment name plate detail, installation, maintenance, testing and inspection of EEHA as per AS/NZS 60079.14 & 17.
This course is mandatory for electricians who wish to work in hazardous areas.
EEHA Refresher course provides electricians with an update on the latest technologies, standards, and regulations for hazardous area installations as per AS/NZS 60079.14 & 17.
This course covers hazardous area classification (HAC) for gas and dust hazardous areas as per AS/NZS 60079.10.1 and AS/NZS 60079.10. This course covers designing and planning of EEHA, including undertaking intrinsically safe (IS) calculations and Increased safety (Ex e) Maximum Dissipation Power (PDP) calculations.
This course is recommended for electrical engineers responsible for designing responsible for classifying Hazardous Areas and designing electrical installations in hazardous areas.
This course covers designing and planning of EEHA, including undertaking intrinsically safe (IS) calculations and Increased safety (Ex e) Maximum Dissipation Power (PDP) calculations. This course is recommended for electrical engineers and designers responsible for designing electrical installations in hazardous areas.
This course provides an overview of duties and responsibilities regarding Hazardous Area legislation and compliance and is recommended for anyone responsible for managing compliance of site hazardous areas to local regulations and AS/NZS standards.
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