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This course is to determine the core competency of mechanical personnel. It is the CompEx certification for mechanical operatives where gas, vapours and dust can create explosive atmospheres. The aim is to provide mechanical personnel with the knowledge of potentially hazardous explosive atmospheres. Candidates who are successful in both the theory and practical assessments will receive a CompEx Certificate in 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.
Assessment is undertaken using both practical assessments and an online examination that covers the CompEx units Ex F and Ex11.
Online exam - Candidates must undertake a multiple-choice online examination that consists of 60 questions answered over 1.5 hours.
Practical Assessments - Candidates are required to undertake two practical assessments:
Ex11 – Flange Integrity Installation and leak test – 60 minutes
Ex11 – Pumpset inspections (visual and detailed) – 60 minutes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This qualification is suitable for practicing mechanical operatives who are involved in installing, inspecting and maintaining non-electrical (mechanical) equipment in locations where gases, vapours and/or dusts can potentially create a hazardous area.
SETA, Millbrook, Southampton
"Everything was laid out in a clean environment, so it was easy to identify what tools etc. were needed."
"The glanding exercise was good for awareness and also good to break up the classroom based learning. The course duration is good as there is so much to take in, the breaks and reasonable finish times help a lot."
"Really enjoyed. Well recommend"
"Practical rigs were good exercises, which were set up and executed well."