Explosion Protection Guidance - Mechanical

2 days

9AM - 5PM


Course Overview

Our competence based course, accredited by City & Guilds, is designed to give an understanding in hazardous area concepts for the use of non-electrical (mechanical) equipment. The course explains the protection methods from manufacture to installation and inspection, maintenance, repair and overhaul of equipment as per the requirements of the CEN and IEC standards for non-electrical equipment.

Course Content

  • ATEX certification, documentation, labelling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Area classification
  • Ignition properties
  • EN / IEC standards for non-electrical (mechanical)
  • Ingress protection
  • Non-Electrical Equipment ‘h’
  • Flow restriction ‘fr’
  • Flameproof ‘d’
  • Constructional safety ‘c’
  • Control of ignition source ‘b’
  • Liquid emersion ‘k’
  • Pressurisation ‘p’
  • Hybrid protection
  • Inspections & maintenance for non-electrical (mechanical)
  • Repair & overhaul of equipment
  • Written assessment

Target Audience

Personnel with a mechanical background within industry who require an understanding in the selection of equipment for hazardous areas and an overview of the ATEX Directives.

Date Time Cost Availability
15th - 16th July 2021 9.00am - 5.00pm £385.00 + VAT Y
2nd - 3rd September 2021 9.00am - 5.00pm £385.00 + VAT Y
11th - 12th November 2021 9.00am - 5.00pm £385.00 + VAT Y
Further dates available on request 9.00am - 5.00pm £385.00 + VAT


Additional Information:

Blackburn Industrial Estate


AB21 0RX


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Duration 2 days
Lunch Included
Min/Max Delegates 4/12
Special Requirements None

A Certificate of Competence will be provided. Validity 5 Years.

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