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This eBook on Hazardous Area Classification explains everything that You Need To Know About Hazardous Areas.


The Practical Guide to Hazardous Area Classification


By Abhisam

 Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Hazardous Areas.

  • Why do we Classify Hazardous Areas?

  • Basic Hazardous Area Classification Concepts.

    • What is a hazard?
    • What is risk?
    • Can we avoid risk altogether?
    • Hazardous area classification - A measure of risk.
    • Hazardous area classification - What are the benefits?
    • How does hazardous area classification work?
    • How can Hazardous area classification help us reduce cost?
  • Fire and Explosion Fundamentals.

    • Fire causes.
    • Flammable or hazardous material.
    • Fire triangle.
    • What is an explosion?
    • Properties of hazardous material.
    • LEL and UEL explained.
    • Flash point explained.
    • Fire point defined.
    • Auto-ignition explained.
    • Combustible dust explosion prevention.
    • Five things necessary for a dust explosion to occur.
  • Fundamental Ideas about Hazardous Area Classification.

  • Standards for Hazardous Area Classification.

    • European classification systems - IEC systems.
    • IEC zone classification.
    • IEC group classification.
    • American classification systems - NEC systems.
    • NEC classifications.
    • NEC divisions.
  • Standards for Classification of Explosive Dust.

    • IEC classification for combustible dust.
    • NEC classification for combustible dust.
  • Hazardous Material Classification.

    • European hazardous material classification system.
    • American hazardous material classification system.
  • Hazardous Area Temperature Classification.

    • IEC hazardous area temperature classification
    • Example of Hazardous area temperature classification.
    • American hazardous area temperature classification.
  • Some other Important Standards and Guidelines.

    • ATEX guidelines.
    • ATEX markings explained.
    • ATEX group guide (equipment)
    • ATEX category guide (equipment)
    • ATEX group guide (substance)
  • IEC Ex Standards - Unification of the two Hazardous Area Systems (IEC/NEC).

  • How to carry out Hazardous Area Classification.

    • Hazardous area classification myth 1.
    • Hazardous area classification myth 2.
    • Hazardous area classification myth 3.
    • Hazardous area classification myth 4.
    • Hazardous source of release classifications.
    • Relations between source of release grade and zones.
    • Hazardous area ventilation considerations.
    • Step by step guide to hazardous area classification.
  • Practical Case Study of a Hazardous Area Classification Exercise.

  • Consequences of Poor Hazardous Area Classification.

    • Overclassification - A white elephant.
    • Underclassification - Playing with fire.
    • So now, what do we do?
    • Example 1 (Intrinsically safe)
    • Example 2 (Intrinsically safe)
    • Example 3 (Non-incendive circuits)
    • Example 4 (Explosion proof)
    • Example 5 (Dust explosion prevention)

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