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Hazardous Area Classification


Historically, the performance of Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) assessments has been the province of electrical and safety engineers.

In New Zealand and Australia, HAC assessments for flammable fluids are covered under AS/NZS 60079.10, which states that:

“The area classification should be carried out by those who understand the relevance and significance of properties of flammable materials and those who are familiar with the process and the equipment along with safety, electrical, mechanical and other qualified engineering personnel.”

This course is aimed at professional engineers to develop the required competencies to perform HAC.
The course will:

  • Provide an introduction to the relevant gas or dust combustion, vapour/liquid equilibrium, fluid mechanics and dispersion analysis calculations.
  • Provide an overview of the national and international codes and recommended practices for the classification of Hazardous Areas.
  • Teach and practise a number of different techniques for establishing the degree and extent of the classified areas.
  • Enable assessment of the hazardous area required for releases outside the scope of prescriptive examples.
  • Provide an overview of the different design bases for the types of electrical equipment protection certifiable for use within specific hazardous areas.
  • Provide guidelines on documenting the HAC assessment.

The course includes material and workshops which progress towards Unit Standard 17069 Classify Hazardous Areas. Unit Standard 17069 will be awarded through a sub-contracting arrangement with NZTI Ltd.

Pre-Requisites

This course awards US 17069 and meets the competencies of AS/ NZS 4761.1. This course has strict pre-requisites that must be met before your registration on the course is confirmed. This is to ensure your level of understanding is adequate to meet the preconditions for assessment to AS/ NZS 4761.1 2018 Competencies for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas.

The Hazardous Area Classification course requires some experience with HAC and basic chemistry to ensure students receive maximum benefits from the course. The course is based on the assumption students are familiar with basic chemistry and multiple step equations. Pre-requisites for the course require students to:

  • Have an understanding of chemistry, involving phenomena such as combustion chemistry, vapor liquid equilibria, ideal gas law, stoichiometry, Le Chateliers rule, and molar mass.

  • Be comfortable with multi-term equations and multi-step calculations with the application of chemical thermodynamic laws.

Qualifications associated with the course

To achieve the Hazardous Area Classification Unit Standard, the completion of a post course assignment and assessment is required. This includes:

  • Completing a test

  • Completing a case study on flammable vapors and dusts (case study will be supplied)

  • An assessment fee of $150 excl. GST (This is not included in the basic course fee).

Course Content

  • Basic Combustion Concepts
  • Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices
  • Categorisation of Hazardous Materials:
    Gases, Liquids & Dusts
  • Ventilation
  • Electrical classification
  • Methods of Area Classification
  • Standard Examples
  • Point-Source Releases
  • Documentation Requirements

 

Course duration: 3 Days

Maximum number of attendees: 10

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Where and when is this course offered?


Hazardous Area Classification Training Course - Nov 27, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019
This 3 day course is offered in New Plymouth. NZD2400 per attendee (Excl. GST).

The classification of areas where an explosive atmosphere might arise is required to permit the proper selection and installation of equipment for use in such hazardous areas. Explosive atmospheres result from the presence of flammable gases, vapours and dusts. The aim of this 3-day course is to develop the competencies required to perform a Hazardous Area Classification based on the requirements of AS/ NZS 60079.10.1:2009 and AS/ NZS 60079.10.2:2016 with supplementary information supported from EI15 4th Edition and IEC 60079.10.1:2015.

 

This course awards US 17069 and meets the competencies of AS/ NZS 4761.1. This course has strict pre-requisites that must be met before your registration on the course is confirmed. This is to ensure your level of understanding is adequate to meet the preconditions for assessment to AS/ NZS 4761.1 2018 Competencies for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas.


 NZQA Unit Standard 17069 (Classify hazardous areas) can be achieved with a post course assignment and assessment at an additional fee of $150 (excl. GST) per person. Our Unit Standard 17069 is provided through a sub-contracting arrangement with NZTI Ltd.


This Course has discounted prices available:
Price per trainee for 6 or more people registering from the same company: NZD$1950.


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