Hazardous Area Classifications per CEC (NEC/IEC) and Hazardous location Equipment, Wiring Study

Online /
Apr 4 - 5, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0401-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

  • Welcome, Introduction, Course’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, Course’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


Sam Pherwani, P.Eng., CESCP

Sam Pherwani has 24+ years work experience in Electrical Engineering, Process Controls & Instrumentation and Industrial Automation, Sam brings to EPIC his expertise in the Process Automation/Instrumentation field in Automotive sector with Ford, GM, Honda & Toyota, in the Energy sector with Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Shell, Westinghouse as well as in the Semiconductor industry with Motorola, Samsung & Freescale.

His achievements include design, development, programming, training and completion of several Control Systems projects for Process plants in Manufacturing, Water/Wastewaster, Oil/Gas, Automotive Facilities & Building Management Systems. He is an award recipient of Texas Environmental Excellence in 2004 for Industrial HVAC Energy Conservation. Sam also served as Canadian Engineering Volunteer in Serbia with CESO for system reliability studies, SIL certification.

For the last five years, his focus has been Electrical Code and Arc Flash/Shock mitigation with work at Siemens, Berkeley Lab, NASA, refineries, windfarms and substations across USA and Canada.

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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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