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).
A valid demo of HACTool© will be provided for 1 month as part of this course.
- Hazardous Area Classification Training - Virtual
March 1, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm