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Safety in explosive atmosphere – Application
Electrical and mechanical - Level 1 (F5020)
Safety in explosive atmosphere

1.5 days

Who should attend?

Supervisors in installation, operation or maintenance on a hazardous area installation concerned by the risks of explosive atmosphere areas, under supervision

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What will I learn from this course?
  • Gain or increase knowledge required for the design, achievement and maintenance of electrical and mechanical installations (equipment) in potentially explosive atmospheres, according to the required standard
  • Ensure that equipment repair does not downgrade its safety level
  • Provide traceability of repair

Theoretical training and exercises with an INERIS* certified trainer

  • The explosive atmosphere approach
  • Generalities on explosive atmosphere areas, gas and dust
  • The mechanism of an explosion
  • Comparison between different applicable standards (IECEx, CENELEC, NEC500 and 505)
  • Exploding risk area classification (gas and dust)
  • The different types of protection for electrical equipment in explosive atmosphere areas (d, m, ia, ib…)
  • The different types of protection for mechanical equipment in explosive atmosphere areas (d, c, k…)
  • The marking of the equipment
  • Incidences for use and maintenance
  • The intervention in explosive atmosphere areas
  • Initial assessment by questionnaire
  • Exercises (marking plate of the equipment reading, suitability of the equipment, initial assessment by questionnaire)
Learning path
Prerequisites F5020 Next step
Electrical and mechanical fundamentals 100% theoretical & study cases F5020
* INERIS: French national institute for industrial and environmental risk