Ignition sources in hazardous areas

Do you have an overview of all sources of ignition in potentially explosive areas? Get an overview of the various ignition sources that exist, how they arise and develop.

Technical information

Course name : Ignition sources in hazardous areas
Course manual : No
Type : E-learning
Duration : 15 minutes
Language: English
Provider: Trainor

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.


The aim of this course is to give the course participant awareness toward possible ignition sources at their own place of work.

Target group

Anyone working in environments with increased risk of fire or explosion hazard.

Subjects covered in the course

The course provides a simple introduction to the ignition sources mentioned in the standard EN 1127-1.

  • Hot surfaces
  • Flames, hot gases, and hot particles
  • Mechanically generated ignition sources
  • Electrical equipment and components
  • Stray electric currents
  • Static electricity/buildup
  • Lightning strikes
  • Radio frequencies and electromagnetic waves
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Ultrasonic waves
  • Adiabatic compression
  • Exothermic reactions

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