|Information links (alphabetical order):|
API - American Petroleum Institute, and Introductory Training on API Recommended Practices 500 and 505, Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities.
ASME - "Better intrinsically safe than sorry" by Greg Paula, Associate Editor. Intrinsically safe devices and systems are becoming more common at sites with a potential for fire and explosion.
ATEX 118a - Directive: COMMON POSITION (EC) No 13/1999 adopted by the Council on 22 December 1998
Centre for Electrical Technologies - Halifax, Canada. 'Ex Training'
which covers the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in
hazardous and potentially explosive environments.
International Hazardous Locations - with information on many topics
Dust explosions: Website on dust explosions at www.dustexplosion.info
Online from PTB
FM wall poster Expert
Guide to Hazardous Locations. (Free.) Also from FM, the
Product News or download back issue of Approved Product News, Vol
14 No. 3 1998 - In the Zone with FMRC (with article 'Zone
Classifications Lower Costs for Hazardous Location Products') from mirror site. (This is an 800k pdf file).
IECEx site describing the Ex Scheme.
IICA (Institute of Instrumentation and Control Australia Inc.) presentation on NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDISATION by Chris Agius.
Instrument Net Web page.
Strategic Canada has
many excellent links such as: Canadian Patent Database.
ENCLOSURE FOR EXPLOSION PROOF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Technical Books and Publications, on Hazardous Locations, available from book distributors and publishers.
Technical Papers, especially from IEEE such as: New area classification guidelines
The Safety Link from International Product Safety News.
UL wall chart & binder size HazLoc educational poster -available in English, Spanish & Portuguese - free.. UL Field assembly of Ex 'e' boxes, UL Certification of Division 2 motor drives, UL Hazardous Locations page with notes on "converting certificates". Also notes by Paul Kelly: "Defining Hazardous Locations on a global scale..."
Zone Quest glossary of terms from Crouse-Hinds.
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