Area Classification

What is your process? Can you have combustible / flammable atmospheres?

Have you identified the likelihood of a combustible or flammable atmosphere occurring?

As part of the overall assessment have you a documented area classification?


The classification of hazardous areas is an integral part of the overall risk assessment process required under Regulation 7 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) and Regulation 9 of the Prevention of Fire and Explosion and Emergency Response Regulations 1995 (PFEER). Its purpose is to define the extent, frequency and duration of an explosive atmosphere (the zone). The zone in turn defines the requirements for the selection of equipment and protective systems so as to control sources of ignition. Compliance with DSEAR is mandatory for any onshore operator handling dangerous substances and PFEER for any operator of fixed offshore installations.

What the course will cover:
- Introduction to 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 BS EN 60079-10-1:2015 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
- The course provides an overview of two widely used codes. EI15 edition 4 and SR25 edition 2 including syndicate exercises.
- Introduction to BS EN 60079-10-2:2015 the British Standard for area classification relating to dusts. The scope and use of this standard is addressed, complete with a syndicate exercise

On completion you 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

The training method
Lecture presentations are supplemented with case studies and syndicate exercises. 

This course meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When
Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 - 09:00 til 17:00
Wednesday
, 11th October, 2017 - 09:00 til 16:00

Accommodation:
We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferential rate for bed & breakfast. Details will be included with your confirmation.

  • Where

  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
    Blackfriars Street
    Manchester M3 2EQ
    +44 (0) 161 831 6000

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