Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) training

Course Identifier:  e00-009

ATEX is the European Directive which defines the safe use of electrical and mechanical equipment in Hazardous Areas (where there are flammable substances which have a risk of explosion).

ATEX training provide participants with an introduction to explosive atmospheres, explosion principles and types of protection. Technical knowledge on ignition sources, flammability data and insight into the design of installations and assessment of explosive atmospheres.

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Day 1

  •  Introduction to the Explosive Atmospheres “ATEX”
  • Review of explosion principles, gas properties and hazards (EXF concepts)
  • Protection Concepts and installations techniques for Types of Protection Ex d, Ex e, Ex n, Ex i, Ex o, Ex t, Ex m, Ex q, and Ex p Equipment
  • Combined (Hybrid) types of protection
  • Source of ignitions
  • ATEX Legislative Framework:
    • Directive 2014/34/UE: equipment and protection systems, groups and categories, conformity of electrical and mechanical equipment, documentation, changes and impact analysis with previous directive 94/9/CE on European market, economical operators, conformity and validity of old certificates;
    • ATEX 99/92/CE : risks from explosive atmospheres, hazardous area classification, minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

▪ Equipment Protection Level – EPL

Day 2

  • Requirements and marking according to IEC 60079-series of standards
  • Requirements and marking according to IEC 80079-series of standards
  • Management System requirements according to I EC 80079-34

Day 3

  • Wiring systems, enclosure entries, and cable gland selection & installation to IEC 60079-14
  • Inspection and maintenance of equipment to IEC 60079-14 and 60079-17 standards
  • Hands-on assessment of installation and inspection -Ex d, Ex e
  • Conclusion and Q&A.

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