EX 001 - Apply Basic Principles of Protection in Explosive Atmospheres

EX 001 - Apply Basic Principles of Protection in Explosive Atmospheres

OVERVIEW: This Unit of Competence covers the basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres of plant and machinery. Ex 001 is based on various parts of IEC 60079 series, and it is a prerequisite for the higher units. EX001 ensures that the candidate will have a basic understanding and knowledge of:

  • Common characteristics of explosion-protection techniques
  • General requirements to work in hazardous areas
  • How to observe condition of explosion-protection areas
  • How to take actions to limit risk of an explosion
  • Methods for compliance
  • Ex certification schemes
  • Ex Principles
  • Explosion-protection checks
  • Flameproof (Ex 'd') explosion-protection technique
  • Increased safety (Ex 'e') explosion-protection technique
  • Type of protection 'n' (Ex 'n')
  • Intrinsic safety (Ex 'i') explosion-protection techniques

Training and exam duration: 1-2 day

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