Electrical & Instrumentation Installation in Hazardous Areas

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Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia , 20240819 19 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241021 21 - Oct - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241105 05 - Nov - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241223 23 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register

COURSE OVERVIEW

Intact Electrical & Instrumentation Installation in Hazardous Areas is critical in any industrial plant. Hazardous areas exist in many industrial and commercial facilities where process information is gathered using sensors, switches, and manually operated controls. Hazardous conditions can exist during routine daily operations due to the release of flammable materials into the atmosphere. Releases can occur due to leaks at valves and pipe flanges, from routine maintenance where a seal is being replaced, or where a process results in the regular escape of gases and vapours. Many occupations and workers employed in this industry sector are affected by the safety requirements for working in hazardous locations.

This Electrical & Instrumentation Installation in Hazardous Areas course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the characteristics of flammable materials, classification of hazardous locations, types of equipment used in hazardous locations, typical wiring systems, and inspection and maintenance guidelines. You will learn the approaches and methodologies used to classify hazardous areas using standards/codes and hazard quantification techniques. It will cover the selection methods of the electrical equipment and type of protection in a hazardous area and the installation, inspection, and maintenance requirements.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the successful completion of the Electrical & Instrumentation Installation in Hazardous Areas course, each participant will be able to:

  • Learn how to easily determine equipment requirements for hazardous locations
  • Understand recommended protection methods for hazardous area installations
  • Become familiar with standardized area classifications
  • Acquire working knowledge for conducting installations and Division systems based on area classifications
  • Gain an understanding of hazardous area classifications and increase understanding of wiring methods and sealing in combustible gas, dust, and fiber areas
  • Develop knowledge of IECEx, ATEX, North American, and other certification schemes
  • Prepare For Compex Test (EX01, EX02, EX03 & EX04)

TARGET AUDIENCE

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical / Instrumentation Engineers
  • Electrical / Instrumentation Supervisors
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Managers in charge of Instrument Installations
  • Project Engineers

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

The latest educational methods and strategies are employed. The course is designed to not only give the required fundamental knowledge but also to provide a strong background for all attendees towards practical industrial applications. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentations, open discussion, case studies, simulations, and group work.

 Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.

COURSE CONTENTS

Module 1 - Introduction to Hazardous Area, Basic Principles

  • KeyTopics:

    • Scheme Overview & Competence
    • Personnel Safety
    • Properties of flammable materials
    • Hazard Area Classification
    • Grouping & Temperature Classification
    • Equipment Protection Types (Overview)
    • Categories & Equipment Selection
    • Equipment Marking
    • Flameproof Protection – Ex d
    • Increased Safety Protection – Ex e
    • Intrinsic Safety Protection – Ex i
    • Pressurized Protection – Ex p
    • Encapsulation Protection – Ex m
    • Non-Incendive Type n Protection
    • Other Types of Protection
    • Combined Protection
    • Dust Protection
    • Non-Electrical Protection
    • Cable Glanding
    • Equipment Installation

Module 2 – Classification of Hazardous Areas

  • KeyTopics:

    • Explosive Atmospheres & Explosion Protection Principles.
    • Definition of a Hazardous Area.
    • Area Classification Methods.
    • Explosion Protection Overview (Exclusion, Containment, Energy Limitation, Dilution & Avoidance of Ignition Sources).
    • Occupational Health & Safety.
    • Explosive Atmospheres Area Classification Techniques.
    • Explosive Atmospheres Area Classification Methodologies.
    • Zone Extents and Documentation.
    • Release Rates/Extents of Hazardous Areas.

Module 3 – Designing and Selection of Flameproof & Increased Safety

  • KeyTopics:

    • Basic Principles of flameproof equipment
    • The Assessment Process
    • Safety Components for flameproof
    • Associated Apparatus
    • Installation
    • Flame path hazardous
    • Selection of Electrical Equipment (motor, cable, enclosure, and switchgear…etc)
    • Basic Principles of increased safety equipment
    • The Assessment Process
    • Safety Components for increased safety
    • Associated Apparatus
    • Installation
    • Ingress protection IP

Module 4 – Designing and Selection of Pressurization & Intrinsic Safety

  • KeyTopics:

    • Basic Principles of pressurization equipment
    • The Assessment Process
    • Safety Components for increased safety
    • Associated Apparatus
    • Installation
    • Pressurized air loop
    • Introduction to Apparatus Groups & Temperature Classification
    • Basic Principles of Intrinsic Safety
    • The Assessment Process
    • Safety Components
    • Associated Apparatus
    • Installation
    • Intrinsically Safe Systems
    • Other Criteria of Protection Designing and Selection (EX equipment)

Module 5 – Installation & Test of Electrical Equipment & Wiring Systems

  • KeyTopics:

    • Electrical systems earthing and grounding
    • Preparation for Installation of Equipment & Wiring Systems
    • Policies and Procedures – Working Safely
    • Understanding Area Classification Documentation & Drawings
    • Types of Protected Equipment & Wiring
    • Location & Design Drawings
    • Marking of Equipment, Certification & Selection
    • Documentation & Tools
    • Completion of Installation & Verification Dossier
    • Test Installation of Equipment & Wiring Systems
    • Policies & Procedures – Working Safely
    • Equipment Isolation
    • Testing
    • Completion of Testing Reports & Verification

Module 6 – Manufacturing

  • KeyTopics:

    • Properties of flammable materials
    • Area Classification (overview)
    • Grouping & Temperature Classification
    • Categories, EPL’s & Marking
    • Protection Equipment Types (Electrical, Non-Electrical & Dusts)
    • Certification Processes
    • Overview (IECEx/ATEX/North America/Others)
    • ATEX Certification
    • ATEX compliance
    • Relationship between manufacturer & certification body
    • Quality (IECEx/ATEX and North America)

Module 7 – Hazard Appreciation: Risk Assessment Preparation & Training of Personnel

  • KeyTopics:

    • Hazard Appreciation
    • Dangerous Substances Sources of Ignition
    • Hazardous Area Equipment
    • Terminology & Installation
    • Inspection & Maintenance
    • Risk Assessment
    • General Considerations
    • Specific Activities
    • Control & Mitigation
    • Preparation & Checklists
    • Training & Competence

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