DSEAR Training for Implementing Explosion Safety

Technical DSEAR Training for Explosion Safety

Explosion Risk Assessment and Area Classification with DSEAR and ATEX

 

To implement DSEAR (or any IEC EX based plant safety methodology) it is necessary to understand area classification and how area classification integrates with explosion protection levels (EPL’s) to provide an overall acceptable risk level. DSEAR (ATEX) is an integrated approach to classification, equipment selection and consequence mitigation requirements is vital to both project costs and plant safety, as failure to understand the repercussions of classification can be expensive or even fatal. ExVeritas DSEAR Training will provide everything you need to understand this normally complex subject with full support from an expert presenter

If you are responsible for a sites fire and explosion safety under DSEAR (even if you have subcontractors conduct some or all of the work) you must understand how it all fits together and what competences are required. This 3 day course is designed to provide personnel with the skills to conduct ATEX, DSEAR and Explosion Safety reviews including Area Classification and Explosion Risk Assessment, ascertain plant explosion safety and compliance with ATEX 137, DSEAR and Mandatory Plant Safety. We will teach you not only how to conduct and area classification, but how area classification integrates with explosion protection levels to provide an overall acceptable risk level. This building integrated approach to both classification and equipment selection and mitigation requirements is vital to both project costs and plant safety, as failure to understand the repercussions of classification can be expensive or even fatal. This course is 3 days classroom theory with a marked examination and an option for competence verification.

ExVeritas uses an electronic cloud-based e-learning system called ‘Learn Ex,’ once registered candidates can have immediate access to course notes which are updated electronically.  

Course Content

  • DSEAR, ATEX 137 and International legislation (the legal framework)
  • Introduction: Understanding risk and ignition and leak frequency relationships
  • Explanation of ATEX, NEC and IEC Codes used with Area Classification (Gas and Dust)
  • Dust Explosion Safety
  • IEC/ EN60079-10 IEC/ EN60079-10-1  in detail
  • Area Classification methodologies including fluid dynamics calculations, IP15 and ‘Blanket’ Methods.
  • Examples of software for Area Classification including hands on with  Quadvent 2 against equivalent codes
  • Ignition Risk Assessment (EN1127)
  • Hazards Reduction and removal (safety systems, gas detection, people)
  • Explosion Consequence Analysis & Mitigation
  • The Safety Case, QRA, SIL and Failure Analysis
  • Documentation for Compliance (DSEAR EPD examples)

Course Dates

By arrangement, please contact us. 

Course Cost & Booking

Cost: £1800 + VAT per person, includes lunch & refreshments

    Assessment

    A ‘Certificate of Achievement’ is Awarded to everyone who passes the exam (or attendance if no exam is taken).


    Competence Verification

    Competence Certification can be issued based on assessment of workplace activities, assessment of workplace projects is quoted separately based on the level and scope of competence to verified. Competence verification is project based and quoted additionally based on the range of competencies to be assessed. Please follow the link for further information