Sources of Ignition and Hazardous Area Classification


About the Skill Module

This skill module covers two main sections, Sources of Ignition and Hazardous Area Classification. The Sources of Ignition section looks at electrical and non-electrical sources along with their controls. Non-power ignition is also included as an independent section regarding the sources of ignition. The Hazardous Area Classification section illustrates the fundamental purposes of HAC and the standards that are available.

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Target Audience

Anyone who needs to work with process safety engineers; this would include facilities engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, project engineers and managers, entry level process safety engineers, experienced professionals new to oil and gas, and anyone who needs a general understanding of the breadth of the process safety engineering discipline. Technical staff from insurance companies and regulatory agencies have found the course useful.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the ignition characteristics of fuel
  • Explain the probability of leak ignition by release rate category
  • Identify common non-electric sources of ignition
  • Indicate the primary controls for non-electric sources of ignition
  • Describe how electrical equipment can become a source of ignition
  • Describe Hazardous Area Classification and design alternatives
  • Identify the purpose of Hazardous Area Classification
  • Compare IEC and US standards of Gas groups
  • Describe the correlation between area classification and risk assessment
  • Identify and describe non-power electrical ignition sources
  • Identify non-power ignition controls

Product Details





Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




3 hours (approx.)