EX01 to EX04 – Gas and Vapour Environments

Course Overview

5 days
Price upon request
Open Courses*:

11th September 2023
6th November 2023

Dates or group bookings can be catered for upon request.
Bologna, Italy
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Target Audience

The course is targeted for practicing electricians working in explosive atmospheres / environments (for example, oil rigs, production platforms, electrical and sewage management plants, breweries, pharmaceutical factories, fuel stations etc.). The course may also be beneficial to maintenance engineers, project engineers wishing to gain a practical understanding of the subject.

Course Overview

The course is intended to give awareness to the candidate with regard to working in explosive atmospheres formed by gases, vapours & mists. It covers basic elements of application design as well as a more detailed review of the specific requirement for equipment selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in explosive atmospheres. The course will give an understanding and awareness of the requirements of working safely in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The course covers elements of the installation requirements from a practical viewpoint. This includes but not limited to electrical protection concepts, selection of equipment, cabling and cable glands etc. For the inspection module then a review of a typical electrical and intrinsically safe installation is also covered.

Topics covered:

  • Health and Safety (including legislation)
  • Explosive atmospheres
  • Area Classification
  • ATEX 94/9/EC- Equipment and equipment marking
  • Equipment Protection Levels.
  • Protection Concepts
  • Ingress Protection
  • Cables & Glands
  • Installation Practices (Electrical and I.S. concepts)
  • Inspection Practices and guidance
  • Permit to work systems

All presentation material is in Microsoft PowerPoint. Electronic handouts are given to candidates and are intended to be used as an aide-memoir tool in the future.