Hazardous Area Classification: Water Treatment Facilities
A seven-hour course intended for Engineering and Design Personnel who are responsible for defining a hazardous area classification for Waste Water Treatment and Collection Facilities. The course covers hazardous area classification for Waste Water Treatment and Collection Facilities, hazardous area classification codes and best practices, and documentation of hazardous area classification design.
To establish the degree and extent of a hazardous area classification for Waste Water Treatment and Collection Facilities.
To apply the appropriate hazardous area classification codes, standards and recommended practices to a given application.
To properly document a hazardous area classification design.
Hard copy of slide presentation
PDF of course materials
Certificate of attendance
Allan Bozek, P.Eng, MBA Allan has over 30 years experience in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of industrial power systems. The scope of his experience includes manufacturing, oil and gas production, refining, water treatment and mining industrial facilities. He is a member of the IEEE industrial applications society, a committee member of the Canadian Electrical Code Section 18 (Hazardous Locations) and is a registered Profession Engineer in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
1. Hazardous Location Basic Concepts
The fire triangle
Probability of release vs. risk of ignition
Standard of care required to perform a hazardous area classification
2. Codes Standards and Recommended Practices
CEC Section 18
Class, Zone, Group, Auto‐ignition Temperature, Temperature code
Zone vs. Division Methods of Area Classification
Normal vs. Abnormal Operations
4. Hazardous Materials
Flammable gases and liquids classifications
5. Methods of Hazardous Area Classification
Classification by example
Point source method
Classification based on Operating Experience
6. Ventilation Concepts
Adequate vs. Inadequate ventilation
HVAC design concepts
Naturally ventilated enclosed areas
Use of gas detection
Use of vapor‐tight barriers
7. Documentation Requirements
Area classification study report
8. Application Examples
Waste Water Treatment Facility Tutorial