Electrical Area Classification (Qty. 1 PDH for PE's)

This course introduces the student to electrical area classifcaiton installation issues.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

This course introduces the student to area classification issues and how to specify and recognize an installation that does not meet the NFPA standards.  If you work in an industrial facility and it has flammable gasses or liquids that are being processed or handled, this course is a must for you.  As an electrical engineer we are required to create EAC electrical area classification drawings, and specify electrical equipment for hazardous areas, this course will help the student understand what needs to be done.

This course is about:

  1. Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas
  2. Hazardous Areas Classification in North America
  3. Hazardous Areas Classifications and protections
  4. Hazardous Area Classification for Flammable gasses and vapors
  5. Hazardous Area Classification Training Guide (Industrial Electrical Training)
  6. Hazardous Area Classification for electrical systems

Learn more about:

  • explosive gas atmospheres
  • hazardous areas
  • non-hazardous areas
  • grouping and classifications
  • source of release
  • grades of release
  • continuous grade of releases
  • primary grade of release
  • secondary grade of release:
  • ventilation:
  •  upper explosive limit
  • lower explosive limit
  • Auto Ignition temperature
  • ventilation:
  • Relative density of gasses and or vapors

Area classification is a tool engineers use to analyze and classify the environment where explosive gas atmospheres may occur so as to facilitate the proper selection and installation of electrical equipment and other apparatus to be used safely in that environment, taking into account gas groups and temperature classes. In most practical situations where flammable materials are used, it is difficult to ensure that an explosive gas atmosphere will never occur.  It may also be difficult to ensure that devices and apparatus will never give rise to a source of ignition.  Therefore, in situations where an explosive gas atmosphere has a high likelihood of occurring, reliance is placed on using apparatus which has a low likelihood of creating a source of ignition. Conversely, where the likelihood of an explosive gas atmosphere occurring is reduced, apparatus constructed to a less rigorous standard may be used.

What are the requirements?

  • no prior knowledge is reqired

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Specify electrical equipment in an electrically classified area
  • To understand NEC/NFPA standards related to EAC electrically classified areas
  • To understand IEC/CE standards related to EAC electrically classified areas

Who is the target audience?

  • managers, technicians, suppliers, engineers, maufacturers

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Section 1: EAC Electrical Area Classifcation (specfying electrical equipment)
Introduction EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment
Safety principles
Part 1 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 2 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Sources of Release
Part 3 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
​Combustible Material (Class I, Division).
Part 4 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 5 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 6 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 7 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 8 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 9 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 10 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 11 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
Part 12 EAC Electrical Area Classification (specifying electrical equipment)
6 questions
Definitions concerning area classification electrical installation
5 questions

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Instructor Biography

Vincent Wedelich, Industrial Business & Technology Training Institute Inc.

Vincent W. Wedelich, P.E., MBA

BSEE University of New York

Masters in Business Administration HBU

Project Manager (large and medium refinery projects).

•Consultant Texas PE (Electrical Engineer) with Specialties in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Environmental and Consulting Solutions
•Project Manager and business development consultant with substantial project (EPCM) and manufacturing experience. Strong communication skills, as well as team building skills. Focuses on project management (EPCM), business development, problem solving, and coaching/mentoring.
•Executive with broad experience in all aspects of electrical engineering, and multidiscipline engineering project management.
•Direct experience in product development; taking an idea from conception to full UL/ATEX certification and manufacturing.
•Direct experience in listening and helping clients solve their issues, by putting together a plan of action, and following through as the project develops to completion.
•Direct experience in developing and managing e-learning to close the knowledge gap quickly.
•Interested in academic work, advising corporations on product/project development, advertising on the web, building e-learning institutions, and solving management issues.
•True passion is ToastMasters, IEEE, and public speaking engagements.

•Family oriented

Specialties: Public speaking, project/product development (concept, finance, contracts, to completion), electrical engineering, project management, business development, new client relations, problem solving, and coaching/mentoring.

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