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A guide for plant management and technical staff on how to conduct an area classification, the process whereby the degree of exposure to explosive atmospheres for a plant area is determined… (more)
Safety is generally considered expensive although, in theory, a higher product compliance level should result in savings. Real savings can be achieved with proper planning. This may be of some inspiration to those battling with costs. Certification of all equipment for use in explosive atmospheres is controlled by ARP 0108, which is effectively part of legislation as it defines the legal requirements for certification of equipment for use in explosive atmospheres. According to this document, all explosion-protected (Ex) equipment shall have information assurance (IA) certificates issued by approved or accredited test laboratories (ATLs)… (more)
Explolabs and Certex director and explosion prevention specialist Dr Johannes Auret answers questions on explosion protected (Ex) equipment, its use, certification and regulation, among others… (more)
Dr. Johannes Auret is a director and explosion prevention specialist at Explolabs and Certex. He has a PhD in engineering, and worked for the CSIR and SABS before joining Explolabs in 2001. He is active in industry standards development and has convened various working groups. Dr. Auret has published numerous technical articles and is a regular speaker and author. Tel: 011 316-4601, email@example.com. He answers questions on explosion protection… (more)