FORTHCOMING COURSE DATES:
17 - 19 September 2018
15 - 17 October 2018
12 - 14 November 2018
3 - 5 December 2018
This course is to determine the core competency of mechanical personnel. The aim is to provide mechanical personnel with the knowledge of potentially hazardous explosive atmospheres and, on successful completion, will give them a nationally recognised certificate of core competence.
EX 11 meets with the competency requirements for EN 13463 Parts 1, 5 & 6 for operatives working with mechanical equipment.
Candidates wishing to undertake this course should have a mechanical background and will need to have a signed letter of competency from their employer.
The course covers the following areas:
- Directives and Legislation
- Area Classification
- Equipment for use in Hazardous Areas
- Gas Groups
- Temperature Classification
- Basic Principles of Flammable Compounds
- Protection Methods of non-electrical Equipment
- Inspection and Maintenance of Bearings
- Belt Drives
- Upper and Lower Flammability Levels
- Light Metals
- Inspection types and Grades
- Mechanical Containment
- Recommendations on Thread Engagement
- Fluid Groups
- Flash Points and Ignition Temperatures
The assessment is held on the third day of the course and will include one multi-choice written exam paper and a practical inspection exercise, involving both visual and close inspections of mechanical equipment. There is also an installation component within the assessment which requires the demonstration of safe and competent practice while working on process pipework.
SETA, Millbrook, Southampton