Explosion Science Course

Training Period: 2 days

Fee: Please contact the office to discuss your requirements

Gexcon has developed a unique training course for obtaining a full understanding of the phenomenon of explosions, including consequences, prevention techniques and current regulatory requirements for a safe and compliant working environment. The course covers gas and dust explosion theory, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) and ATEX regulations, ignition theory, hazardous area classification, risk assessment and protection concepts.

The training will benefit those who are responsible for industrial premises that fall under the DSEAR (UK) / ATEX (EU) regulations, engineers who are responsible for designing new process plants and maintaining existing installations and OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who are required to design equipment and processes according to the ATEX directive.

 

 

By the end of the course delegates will understand:

  • Explosion science; conditions causing and consequences resulting from explosions
  • The requirements of UK and EU regulations relating to health and safety in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Hazardous area classification and explosion risk assessment techniques
  • Material explosibility properties and test methods
  • The role of CFD in explosion consequence analysis
  • How to control potential ignition sources
  • Explosion protection and isolation concepts and design
  • The requirements of UK and EU regulations for equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and for explosion protection equipment (the ATEX directive)
  • The lessons learnt from past incidents, statistics and why we study previous accidents.

The training will benefit those who are responsible for industrial premises that fall under the DSEAR (UK) / ATEX (EU) regulations, engineers who are responsible for designing new process plants and maintaining existing installations and OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who are required to design equipment and processes according to the ATEX directive and those who work within hazardous areas.

 

In general, no special prerequisites are required. However, knowledge in process safety and experience in plant operation will be helpful

Day 1

  • Gas, vapour and dust explosions
  • Explosion effects and consequences
  • The role of consequence modelling
  • DSEAR / ATEX user directive (ATEX 1999/92/EC)
  • Material testing
  • Hazardous area classification for gas, vapour and dust
  • Potential and effective ignition sources

Day 2

  • Examples of industrial explosions
  • Explosion prevention and protection measures
  • ATEX equipment directive 2014/34/EU
  • Requirements for electrical  and mechanical equipment
  • Requirements for protective systems
  • Explosion risk assessment methodology

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