Update: The ebook publisher Abhisam, has informed us that the ebook has been withdrawn, due to changes in the standards and is now offered as the Abhisam Hazardous Area Classification training course. It also includes a free associated exam and certification of competency in hazardous area management. Covers classification as per NFPA (NEC) as well as per IEC 60079.
Miami-FL, Feb 16, 2010– If you are looking for a practical guide to Hazardous Area Classification, then look no further.There is a new ebook in a flip page format (just looks like a real book), that has all the essential information that you need to know about area classification.
Why Area Classification?
As you must have known by now, hazardous area classification is very important to industries and facilities that handle, store or otherwise process hazardous (flammable liquids and vapors). Also, if a facility is handling large amounts of dusts (like grain dust or coal dust), then it needs to be classified also as a hazardous area, with the code that is applicable to dusts. Read more about combustible dust hazards here https://www.csb.gov/videos/combustible-dust-an-insidious-hazard/
This classification can be sometimes very intimidating and even confusing, what with the plethora of varying standards and codes. The IEC system and the North American (NEC) systems are covered for vapors, gases, as well as dusts. Actual real life area classification drawings are provided, that really area a help, as compared to the same stale figures that are repeated in all publications.
What is this guide all about?
This guide is a fast start to your area classification exercise. It is always a good safety practice to review the hazardous area classification of an industrial facility, every few years, due to the changes, modifications in equipment or new layouts that have now become a permanent development in most plants. If the area classification was done ages ago, then it is better to review it once again, to confirm that the old classification still holds, or to change it if necessary.
This guide provides a very concise overview and even provides a step by step procedure that was followed while doing an area classification. Definitely a must have book for understanding area classification.
Where can I get it?
Update: The guide has been withdrawn by the publisher as it became obsolete. Get the much better Hazardous Area Classification online training course from the same organization now. It is substantially better than just an ebook and has practical calculations, examples, case study and videos. Also the associated exam and certification is free.
Also, since a trial version is available, you can download and see for yourself immediately. Click here to get it.
Note that you will require a DNL reader to view it (similar to Adobe reader but much better), you can get it from here.