Project Description

Hazardous Locations Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Staff

Based on Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code and the Alberta Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities

Specialty Training – One Day Seminar – $599 plus tax

(Course Cost $599 plus tax. The CPAC qualification exam can be written immediately following the training. The fee for the pipeliner examination and registration is $350 plus tax)

Who Should Attend

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Management
  • Field Personnel
  • QC Personnel
  • Incoming Inspections Staff

Course Materials Included

  • Student Guide
  • Course Slides

Seminar Overview

This one day seminar is designed for staff who may not have a strong electrical background. The course will provide participants with an understanding of the Electrical Hazardous Location designation system associated with Industry. Both “Division” and “Zone” classifications systems are examined. In addition to Manufacturing and Design, Operations staff will find the tools provided in this course invaluable for dealing with various degrees of Hazardous or Explosive atmosphere concerns.

This course is suitable for assisting companies in meeting their competence requirements under the CSA Z662-15. The content is also suitable preparation for those individuals intending to obtain advanced training and qualification under the CWB program.

Participants will receive a Course Completion Certificate and CEU credits.


Doors open at 8:00 am and a continental breakfast is offered. Workshop runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and includes 2 coffee breaks. Lunch is provided. The workshop agenda is as follows:
Morning Session

  • Introductions and Review of Course Scope
  • Defining a Hazardous Location
  • Responsibilities for Designating Hazardous Location Boundaries
  • Terminology and Types of Hazards
    > Gasses
    > Dusts and Fibres

Afternoon Session

  • Recognition of Classification Systems
    > Traditional North American 2 Division System
    > European 3 Zone System
  • Classifications and Temperature Codes
  • Product Documentation Requirements and Recognition
    > North American “type certification”
    > European “ATEX” directive
    > Others (IECEx etc.)
  • Q&A

In order to supply and operate compliant, components, equipment and systems in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, it is crucial that manufacturers and owners understand the potential electrical hazards and recognize acceptable mitigation processes. This course content is designed to familiarize staff with the fundamental concepts of Electrical Hazardous Location Designations.

On-Site Training Available

This course can be provided at your location and is suitable for customization to meet your corporate training program requirements.

Contact Us to arrange for your customized training today!

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