Course Description

Course Objectives
To give the learner an understanding of Protection Methods, Classifications, Temperature Codes, Standards and Regulations concerning EX Environments. We will also discuss the importance of  Documentation as related to EX environments.

Course Topics

Introduction to Ex Equipment

Course Objectives
Protection Methods
Standards and Regulations
Fire Triangle
Flammability Limits Gas and Air Mixtures
Flammability Limits Dust
Area Classifications
Hazardous Area Classifications – North America (Gas and Dust)
Hazardous Area Classification – Europe & International
Temperature Codes – Europe (ATEX) and International (IEC)
Temperature Codes – North America (NEC & CEC)
Certification and Labelling – Europe, UK, Canada and USA
Common Protection Techniques used in Hazardous Areas
Protection Types Explained
International Standards
ATEX Directive
HAZLOC Standard
Ingress Protection
Q & A
Course Test.


Students should have a basic electrical / controls background and be involved with working on equipment in Ex Areas.

Our Expertise

Our dedicated training division has proven experience in developing customised technical training courses for our customers. This training is specifically designed for the customer’s plant and equipment.

Our courses include:

  • Gas turbine theory, advanced gas turbine operation and troubleshooting
  • Balance of Plant (BOP) – Installation, commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance of all BOP equipment
  • Shaft alignment training for rotating equipment
  • Borescope training (field training and in-house) for rotating equipment
Customer Training Needs Assessment

OFS has considerable worldwide experience in providing competency assessment of both individual staff and departments for some of the world’s largest energy companies. OFS has the in‐house capabilities to assess and develop customised training courses based on the needs of the client’s staff.

Our courses include:

  • Mechanical, electrical and instrumentation training
  • Controls systems training
  • On the job / hands on training
  • Nationalisation training solutions
  • Turnkey and health & safety training


OFS can deliver training in our training facility or onsite at your location.