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

Online /
Nov 4 - 5, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1114-ONL21

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

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):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Obtain a fair understanding of hazardous area classifications, standards, equipment and wiring
  • Familiarize yourself with industry standards and code requirements across Canada with comparisons to USA and Europe
  • Apply prevalent technologies to mitigate hazards in classified areas, with emphasis on electrical and instrumentation equipment

Description:
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 Electric Code (NEC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Industry datasheet and product workshops for electrical, instrumentation apparatus, barrier selection and wiring calculations for power limitations.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Hazard causes and types, area definitions, material classification, area classification
  • Standards CEC, NEC, CENELEC, IEC
  • Protection
  • Electrical equipment
  • Process control, Automation equipment
  • Other equipment: Storage, Eyewash systems etc

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

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day 1

Introduction

  • Hazard causes and types, area definitions, material classification, area classification
  • Standards CEC, NEC, CENELEC, IEC, the Ex rating
  • CEC Standards Zone classification with materials, gases
  • Temperature Classification

Protection

  • Selection of electrical apparatus
  • Area information - Zone, ignition temperature, current, safe gap data
  • Intrinsic Safety, IP ratings
  • Hazard proofing - Flameproof, pressurized, Sand Filled, Oil Immersed, Hermetically Sealed
  • Barriers
  • Entity concepts
  • Simple and Non Simple Apparatus
  • Cable Energy storage parameters for Intrinsic Safety
  • Grounding requirements per CEC

Day 2

Electrical Equipment

  • Lighting
  • Enclosures and junction boxes
  • Process and space heaters
  • Heat tracing cable
  • Control stations
  • Signalling
  • Plugs, sockets and isolators
  • Joints, terminations, glands and cleats

Process Control, Automation Equipment

  • Heat, gas & flame detection
  • Access control devices, CCTV monitoring
  • Non sparking tools, Intrinsically safe multimeters
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Smartphones, Tablets and Computers
  • Electronic Barriers

Other Equipment: Storage, Eyewash systems, etc

Instructor

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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