IECEX 001 Course – Basic Principles of Explosion Protection

Course Overview

This unit of competency covers the basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres of plants and machinery. Competence in this unit shall be assessed in combination with, or after gaining other competence required by a given industry or enterprise for plant or machinery operation or installations, maintenance, or service functions.
 
This unit of competency is based on various parts of IEC 60079 series.

Course Contents

  • What is IEC and IEC Ex
  • Regulations
  • Minimizing Explosions
  • Equipment Certification
  • Methods of Protection
  • Area Protection
  • Ex Markings
  • Compliance

Assessment

Prior to taking the assessment, all  candidates need to have a basic understanding and knowledge of:

  • Common characteristics of explosion-protection techniques
  • General requirements to work in hazardous areas
  • How to observe the condition of explosion-protection areas
  • How to take actions to limit the risk of an explosion
  • Methods for compliance
  • Ex certification schemes
  • Ex Principles
  • Explosion-protection checks
  • Flameproof (Ex ‘d’) explosion-protection technique
  • Increased safety (Ex ‘e’) explosion-protection technique
  • Type of protection ‘n’ (Ex ‘n’)
  • Intrinsic safety (Ex ‘i’) explosion-protection techniques.
 

More Details

Course number: AS-IEC-001

Target audience:
Basic level (Basic Electrical / Ex Knowledge)

Location:
All ATEC Locations (or client’s facility – subject to minimum numbers)

Duration:
Classroom: 1.5 days training / 0.5 day assessment
Blended Learning: Online at own pace / 0.5 day assessment

Pre-requisites:
There is no minimum level of technical education applicable for this unit of competence.

Competence in this unit shall be assessed in combination with, or after gaining other competence required by a given industry or enterprise for plant or machinery operation or installations, maintenance or service functions.

ABOUT EUTEX INTERNATIONAL

EUTEX International is the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe!

EUTEX is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that provides hazardous area electrical products including cables, glands, and accessories. The company holds IECEx service facility status which allows our staff to provide hazardous area inspection and maintenance services along with staff training and assembly certification to ensure safe operations in potentially explosive environments.

Working in potentially explosive areas involves multiple risks, so minimizing those risks for the staff and assets is our highest priority.

We have been serving the energy industry since 1998 consistently working towards a safer work environment. EUTEX has built an extensive global footprint by supporting customers who really care about safety by making sure the products and services are a good fit for their purpose and compliant with international and local standards.

To date, EUTEX has registered offices and training centers in Australia, Canada, India, Myanmar, Scotland, Singapore, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates to better serve our global clientele.

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Americas

1225 North Loop West, Suite #1110 Houston, TX 77008 Office: 713.862.0088 Fax: 832.358.1165

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UAE

1803 ADCP Tower A, Electra Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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India

Bldg. – 39, Shop No. 102, Indian Corporation, Dapode Rd, Mankoli Naka Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra 421302 India
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Myanmar

85 Pan Hlaing Street Sanchaung Township 11111 Yangon The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar
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Thailand

1/9 Jaroenpattana Road Tambol Huy Pong Amphur Muang Rayong 21150 Thailand
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Singapore

2 Venture Drive, #16-06 Vision Exchange, Singapore 608526 Office: +65.6251.8820