June 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CEST
About The Webinar
Controlling ignition hazards is critical to ensuring a safe facility. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU demands that electrical and mechanical equipment to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres is approved for that purpose. This approval can be performed by the manufacturers themselves if the equipment is to be used in zone 2 and 22 for electrical and mechanical equipment, and in zone 1 and 2 and 21 and 22 considering mechanical equipment.
To support industry performing this approval process, a so-called self-declaration, detailed knowledge is necessary on gas and/or dust explosions and especially ignition properties and ignition processes.
In this session, Dr. Kees Van Wingerden explained how to perform ignition hazard assessments and the processes involved in issuing self-declarations depending on the classification of the hazardous area.
About The Speaker
Dr. Kees Van Wingerden
Chief Technical Officer of Gexcon AS
Dr. Kees holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway and MSc from the Delft University of Netherlands. He has 43 years of experience related to gas and dust explosions. He has also been involved in numerous accident investigations. He is heavily involved in standardization work and has written numerous articles on explosion safety. At the 16th International Loss Prevention Symposium 2019, Dr. Kees received an award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of process safety from the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC).