This five day course covers the explosion-protection aspects of designing electrical power, control and instrumentation systems and installations for hazardous areas. This course requires the ability to identify hazardous area zones from:
- Classification diagrams
- Examples of previously classified areas
- Those given in Standards
Participants will need to select and locate explosion-protected equipment, wiring systems and other items that may influence the explosion-protection technique, and classify areas where flammable/combustible and potentially explosive materials may exist. Learners typically undertake this course in order to obtain accreditation required to perform work that meets requirements of AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
Participants will gather and analyse data relative to explosion hazards, determine the extent of risk and establish and document zones. Assessment tasks are hands on, real world projects that require the establishment of design briefs and specifications for economical and effective design solutions.
The content of the course is directly equivalent to the Units 2 .16 Classify hazardous areas, 2 .17 Plan electrical installations for hazardous areas and 2 .18 Design explosion -protected electrical systems and installations in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4761 .1 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA).