This one-day course focuses on the fundamentals of Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), also known as Electrical Area Classification (EAC). The objective of a HAC analysis is to minimize uncontrolled ignition of flammable or combustible material in air by electrical equipment or hot surfaces, that could lead to fires or explosions resulting in possible equipment and property damage, as well as potential loss of life.
The primary objectives of the course are to provide a foundation of hazardous area classification, discuss the standards most typically used in industry, and learn how to perform a HAC study using BakerRisk’s patented HACTool© software. This course is ideal for PSM managers, process safety engineers, electrical engineers/SMEs, and anyone involved in the hazardous area classification decision making process.
The course will include the following elements:
- Introduction to Hazardous Area Classification
- Basics of the fire triangle (for liquids/gas), dust explosion pentagon (for dusts), and material properties
- Regulatory and industry guidance for completing a HAC study
- Hands-on workshop on performing a HAC study with NFPA 497
- Building design related to HAC (e.g. analyzer buildings, control rooms, electrical MCCs, shelter-in-place buildings)
Customized Courses Tailored to Your Needs
While BakerRisk offers a range of pre-packaged courses, we recognize that the most effective courses incorporate your company’s specific hazards, incidents, and lessons learned. Please contact us to discuss how we can custom tailor courses to fit your company’s needs.
There are no upcoming courses at this time, please contact us for more information.