IECEx marking of electrical equipment

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Ex equipment carries a marking plate that includes details about what surroundings and external influences the equipment has been certified for. Can you interpret the codes?

Technical information

Course name : IECEx marking of electrical equipment
Course manual : No
Type : E-learning
Duration : 45 minutes
Language: English
Provider: Trainor
Trainor app

This course can be downloaded og run offline in the Trainor app

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.

This course assumes that you already know about gas and dust groups and about zones. The course covers the applicable marking standards and directives outside the EU and EEA .

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Interpreting the markings on Ex equipment can be demanding. The plate can carry codes for both IEC standards and the ATEX equipment directive. So what do all these letters and numbers really mean? How can you be sure the equipment has sufficient explosion protection to be installed in the necessary zone? This information is critical if you need to select and install equipment for a potentially hazardous area.

Target

Having completed this course, participants will have gained good insight into how electrical equipment is Ex-marked, and what the different markings mean. Participants will learn to distinguish between the different types of markings and make good decisions when selecting euipment to use in an installation in a potentially hazardous area.

Target group

Electrotechnical and automation personnel and other personnel planning or working on electrical installations in potentially hazardous areas. The course will also be useful for manufacturers and suppliers of Ex equipment.

Subjects covered in the course

  • How to read a marking plate?
  • Protection types for electrical equipment
  • Markings that follow the IEC standard
  • A short introduction to markings that follow the ATEX Directive
  • Certification references
  • A brief introduction to marking mechanical equipment
  • Marking associated equipment and associated apparatus
  • A short history of markings

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