Principles and methodology of explosion protection

Organisation profile

For over 20 years, Atex Ltd have been providing a comprehensive range services and resources to our clients. We are involved in many projects from the initial concept right through to final handover and commissioning stage.

The Growth and success of Atex has been driven by the loyalty and support of both our suppliers and clients, demonstrating their assurance in our skills, experience and expertise to excel in projects.

Atex is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Training aim

To explain to the audience the basic principles of ATEX harsh and hazardous equipment design and explosion protection.

Learning objectives

A good overview and understanding of the key principles involved in ATEX installations with regards to primary and secondary explosion protection.

How to Classify ATEX area's

A good understanding on how to specify the correct equipment for the area classification.

An appreciation of the main European standards.

Course outline

Basic theory of what perimeters are required for an explosion to occur.

Classification of hazardous areas

Primary and secondary explosion protection

Equipment Marking

Trainer's profile

John Walsh

Graduated with a Electrical Engineering Diploma in 1982, Kevin Street College of Technology.

Brendan Neenan

Graduated with a Electrical Full technical certificate in 1978, Kevin Street College of Technology.

Paul Murray

Worked in ASEA in the Electrical distribution division which became ABB  Asea Brown Boveri until the starting up of  Atex Ltd in April of 1996. With 21 years’ experience with technical and sales promotion of Hazardous area products. 

Course duration

60 mins - 90 mins

Assessment & certification

Attendence Certificate

Who should attend

Lighting Specifiers, Lighting Designers, Consulting Engineers, Electrical Contractors, Facility/Building Managers/End Clients.


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