Electrical Hazardous Area Classifications and Hazardous Area Wiring

Calgary, Alberta /
Mar 16 - 17, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0323-2386

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of hazardous area classification and hazardous area wiring
  • Become familiar with the industry standards and code requirements
  • Apply the technical knowledge to specific applications for wiring methods, control measures and mechanical systems required for implementation of the safety measures in hazardous areas

The requirements for electrical hazardous area classifications and associated wiring methods for safety interlocks for the storage, use and handling of flammable and combustible materials are defined in the Canadian Building Code (CBC), Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), National Fire Code (NFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents as reference by the Canadian codes.

Hazardous area classification drawings and/or a report are required for submission to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Course Outline:

  • Electrical hazardous area classifications
  • Classification of hazardous locations
  • Basis and determination of classified zones
  • Applicable code requirements
  • Hazardous areas
  • Hazardous area classification: workshop
  • Wiring methods, control measures and mechanical systems
  • Explosion prevention and methodology
  • Wiring methods and component selection: workshop

Who Should Attend
Plant Managers and Engineers • Project Engineers • Engineers in Training • Technologists • Electricians • Electrical Designers • Chemical Process Operators • Equipment personnel

Special features:

  • Hear from experts engaged with industrial clients conducting design reviews
  • Hands-on course with real industrial applications
  • References to various sectors falling under the subject review

Required Resources:
Participants are encouraged to bring copy of 2018 CEC Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations

More Information


Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.

Day I

  • Welcome, Introduction, Seminar’s day Preview, Learning Outcomes
  • Safety Moment
  • Understanding Electrical Hazardous Area Classifications Definitions
  • Basis and determination of classified zones
  • Provide a General Understanding of the Code Requirements of the CBC, NFC and NFPA
  • Learning Applications that Trigger the Requirements for a Hazardous Area Classification and the Required Compliance to the Regulations
  • Understanding Explosion Prevention and Methodology for Hazardous Areas
  • Hazardous area classification; Engage in practical Workshop to understand methods
  • Questions and Answers session to end the day’s proceedings

Day II

  • Welcome, Introduction, Seminar’s day Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
  • Safety Moment
  • Understanding the Requirements of Hazardous Area location equipment selection
  • Understanding the Industry Wide Safety Components that are Applicable and Acceptable for Different Hazardous Area Applications
  • Understanding of the equipment Wiring Methods and Control Measures for Hazardous Area Classifications
  • Wiring methods and component selection; Engage in practical Workshop
  • Questions and Answers session
  • Concluding Remarks and Final course Adjournment


Roger Langlois

Roger Langlois has over 40 years of experience in day-to-day operations and mechanical/electrical design of facilities.

Roger has extensive experience in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and general manufacturing industries and has utilized this experience in a variety of sensitive locations in North America, Europe and offshore facilities. Roger has also gained extensive experience in the consulting field having been a principal in a consulting engineering firm for 15 years prior to joining his current employer. He is a member of the CEC Subcommittees for Sections 18, 20 and 22. He has also been a voting member for CSA/ANSI 3.21-2018 - Standard for Industrial Gas-Fired Natural Draft Heaters for Installation in Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Locations in Oil and Gas Process Applications, CSA S900.1 - Climate Change Adaptation for Wastewater Treatment Plants and a member of the Standards Council of Canada mirror committee for CSA 321.

Raj Sohal, P.Eng.,CHSC

Raj Sohal is a project manager with Stantec Consulting Ltd. and has over 18 years of experience (both overseas and in North America).

His experience includes industrial process automation, machine and process safety systems, project and technical management in the automotive, municipalities, food and beverage, steel and other manufacturing sectors. He has carried out area classification studies for automotive clients specializing in paint shop applications. With an academic and technical background in electrical and power engineering, Raj has provided design and consulting services in industrial automation, safety (both machines and process) and Hazop studies for wastewater treatment plants to diverse clients in the past. He currently sits on the CSA Z142-10 Technical Committee as an associate member and also is a technical member of Standards Council of Canada (SCC) mirror committee on ISO 16092 for Standard development for power presses.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary AB  T2E 8C3

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36th ST NE
Calgary AB  T3J 4C8

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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