IEC/ISO and ATEX marking of mechanical equipment

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Certified Ex equipment has a marking plate that includes details about the equipment's explosion protection and the area in which the equipment may be used. Can you interpret these codes?

Technical information

Course name : IEC/ISO and ATEX marking of mechanical 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.

Target

Having completed this course, participants will have learned how mechanical 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 equipment for use in an installation in a potentially hazardous area.

Target group

Personnel installing and maintaining mechanical equipment, and other personnel working in or projecting installations in hazardous areas within the EU/EEA. The course will also be useful for manufacturers and suppliers of mechanical Ex equipment within the EU/EEA.

Subjects covered in the course

  • How to read a marking plate
  • Protection types for mechanical equipment
  • Markings that follow the ISO standard
  • Certificate number
  • A brief introduction to marking electrical equipment
  • Marking associated equipment and associated apparatus
  • Assemblies
  • Additional markings introduced by the ATEX directive
  • Requirements for certified equipment

Regulations

For English speaking people who works in Norway: The course is based on marking of Ex-equipment described in the ISO-standards (80079-36) for Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres, and will contribute in documenting competence, which is required by law for anyone working where explosive atmospheres may occur by EU Directive 1999/92/EC ANNEX II 1.1, implemented in Norway in regulation FOR-2003-06-30-911 §9 and §14.

For other people who work in the EU/EEA/UK: The course is based on marking of Ex-equipment described in the ISO-standards (80079-36) for Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres, and will contribute in documenting competence, which is required by law for anyone working where explosive atmospheres may occur by EU Directive 1999/92/EC ANNEX II 1.1 Implemented in EU/ EEA countries and in UK through DSEAR.

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