Electrical Hazardous Area Classification


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Hazardous areas exist in many industrial and commercial facilities. This course is designed to give participants a sound understanding of main requirements for electrical hazardous area classifications.


The course will also cover the review of applicable codes and examples.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate hazardous area classification codes, standards and recommended practices for a given situation
  • Define hazard and classify hazardous materials
  • Understand the nature of the risk and the necessity to eliminate sources of ignition
  • Comprehend the relationship between electrical engineers and other disciplines
  • Have a better idea of the ventilation concept.

Course Content Summary

Some of the course topics are:

  • Introduction to electrical engineering
  • Electrical engineers’ roles and responsibilities & interconnection with other disciplines
  • Codes & standards related to electrical engineering
  • Definitions required for hazardous area classification
  • Basic concepts of hazardous area classification,
  • The fire triangle
  • The probability of release vs. Risk of ignition
  • Fundamentals of hazardous materials
  • Concept of ventilation
  • Categorization of facilities handling combustible dust
  • Hazardous area classification methods

Target Audience

  • Safety engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Technicians working with Hazardous Areas or potentially explosive atmospheres

Course Period

  • Option 1: Evening on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Option 2: Weekends (2 Saturdays, 8AM to 4.30PM)
  • Option 3: Weekdays (2 days – 8AM to 4.30PM)

Course Level: Advanced

Price (Including VAT): N100,000

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