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IEC 60079-10-1 Ed. 3.0 Version 1.0 ExHAC Hazardous Area Classification Application Software and Training Course for
Explosive Gas Atmospheres

COMING SOON: The ExHAC Hazardous Area Classification Application Software & Training Course
For Explosive Gas Atmospheres!

The ExHAC will soon reopen for enrollment. The training course will cover the IEC 60079-10-1 Ed. 3.0 standard and simplified methods from NFPA, API, & EI. 

The ExHAC Hazardous Area Classification Application Software
and Training Course for Explosive Gas Atmospheres:

Gain competence in classifying areas where explosive gas atmospheres may exist!


The web-based design calculation tool—the ExHAC software—will help you assess, design, and document your classification design in accordance with IEC 60079-10-1 Ed. 3.0 standard. The ExHAC software has the capability to predict key material and process parameters required for a classification design assessment using the IEC 60079-10-1 standard.  They include material compressibility, polytropic index parameters and vapour pressures at release temperatures for flammable materials.  Our software will also determine the group classification and auto-ignition temperature of fluids comprised of more than one flammable component.  This capability is unique to ExHAC!

The ExHAC bundle includes the ExHAC software application and a comprehensive training course on classification design.   We did this to promote competence in classification design.  We believe that a software tool by itself cannot provide the definitive answer to a classification problem.   It serves as a starting point in your analysis.  There are additional considerations that must be applied to a calculation result to ensure a safe and appropriate design solution.   We discuss these design considerations that require “engineering judgement” in our training course.  We also discuss how to properly document a classification design so that it can be maintained over the life of the facility.  Our bundle provides you with the foundation you need to perform this important safety design task with confidence.

Our ExHAC bundle will help you become IECEx COPC (Certificate of Personnel Competence) certified.  This credential provides third-party verification of your skillset in performing a classification design.  For more information on the IECEx COPC program please visit


The online Web-based ExHAC software and training course provides an excellent tool at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere you need to perform a classification design.

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The intuitive, time-saving ExHAC software application provides you with a tool to:

  1.  Select flammable materials from an integrated database and determine key material properties for analysis.

  2. Calculate release rates from both gas and pool releases.

  3. Perform ventilation assessments for enclosed locations.

  4.  Determine the degree and extent of a classified area.

  5. Document your assessment in accordance with IEC standards.


View the ExHAC software demo!

Our ExHAC training course provides instruction on the following topics:  

1.    Introduction to the IEC 60079-10-1 ED. 3.0 standard
2.    Basics of hazardous area classification

3.    Properties of flammable materials
4.    Source of Release concepts

5.    Ventilation concepts
6.    Documentation


View a sample chapter from the course!


Purchase the IEC 60079-10-1 Ed. 3.0 Standard as an Add-On Product

It is recommended that a copy of the IEC 60079-10-1 Ed. 3.0 be purchased to complement this bundle. This standard can be purchased directly from the IEC site.

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ExHAC Software DEMO

Course Sample Chapter 6

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