Hazardous Area Classification is a process for identifying areas in the workplace that have potential to cause loss from ignition of flammable atmospheres (gases, vapours and dusts) by equipment.
Typically, areas are analysed and classified into differing degrees of risk, and are ‘zoned’ under this analysis. There is a three zone system agreed internationally, which corresponds to the three categories of equipment in current UK and EC legislation.
Area Classification is now a legal requirement under DSEAR!
CTS have successfully completed full Hazardous Area Classification drawings for a complete major distillery satisfying not only the inspectorate but also the HSE.
Under the ATEX Regulations all process areas should be assed with regard zone classifications and documented. CTS can assist you with ensuring correct selection and preparation of zoning drawings.
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