Area Classification

Date From: 14 October 2014
Date To: 15 October 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Covers the overall risk assessment process, in particular the requirements for area classification and selection of equipment to avoid ignition sources.
Event Type: IChemE Approved Course
Venue: Manchester, UK
Organiser: ABB Consulting, UK
Contact Name: Jackie Kendall
Contact Phone: +44 (0) 1642 372121
Contact Email: jackie.kendall@gb.abb.com

Fees
IChemE member - £1125.00 +VAT
Non-member - £1185.00 + VAT

Course director 

Mike Ellis, ABB Consulting

You will learn: 

Key topics:

- introduction to the risk assessment requirements under DSEAR (2002) and in particular the requirements for area classification and selection of equipment to avoid ignition sources
- the flammability of gases, vapours and dusts and how they relate to area classification
- introduction to BSEN60079-10, the british Standard for area classification relating to gases and vapours. The scope of this standard is addressed, in particular the grading of releases and the effect of ventilation. BSEN60079-10 covers the use of industry codes – the course provides an overview of two popular codes including a syndicate exercise
- introduction to the scope and use of BSEN61241-10, the British standard for area classification relating to dusts, including a syndicate exercise.

Outline the course programme:

Day 1

- Introduction to the risk assessment requirements under DSEAR (2002) and how area classification plays an integral part.
- The flammability of gases, vapours and dusts and how they relate to area classification
- Equipment for use in hazardous areas
- New equipment, existing installed equipment, BS EN 60079-10 (Gases & Vapours)
- British standard ‘classification of hazardous areas’, introduction to this standard scope and use procedures of an ‘Industry Code’ (1) the Institution of Gas Engineers (IGE/SR/25) ‘Hazardous area classification of natural gas installations’ scope and use syndicate exercise using IGE/SR/25

Day 2

- Use of an 'Industry Code' (2)
- IP model Code of Practice in the Petroleum Industry, Part 15, rev 3.
- 'Area classification code for installations handling flammable fluids' overview structure
- BS EN 61241-10 (Dusts)
- British standard 'Classification of areas where combustible dusts are or may be present'
- introduction to this standard procedure syndicate exercise using BS EN 61241 10
- Forum and close

Upon completion delegates should be able to:

- understand why area classification is carried out
- understand the principles of area classification
- understand the steps in the area classification procedure
- identify the grades of release and how they relate to zoning
- appreciate the industry codes available that can be used to establish the extent of zones
- understand the requirements for selection of equipment to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres
- join an area classification meeting and work under the direction of an experienced practitioner

Who will benefit:

Recent graduates and experienced staff with operations, process, engineering and safety responsibilities.

 


Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to 12 hours
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