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Hazardeous Area Classification & Myths

Hazardous Area Classification is a critical subject in the safety role. Most of the time it is confused with the activity and responsibility. This is a vital element that needs the EHS head's attention to ensure a safe operation in the plant premises. It is very important that both electrical and chemical expertise work together for hazardous area classification and eliminate the risk. Lets us carefully explore different myths and challenges in the Hazardous Area Classification. 1Q.What is the guidance on the classification of hazardous areas? During normal and abnormal operations, electrical and electronic equipment such as motors, generators, fuses, switches, relays, circuit breakers, transformers, solenoids, and resistors produce the amount of heat, arcing, and sparking that causes a fire or explosion in industries, factories, or other locations where chemicals are manufactured, processed, or used. Because of the presence of flammable, ignitable gases, combustible or liquid

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Safety Compliance Requirements for Arc Flash Risk

  Saudi Arabia -Arc Flash Study Standards Requirements The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its rich oil and natural gas reserves is considered as the "energy super power". It thus stands as the largest economy in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is also expanding in industries like construction, industrial gases, cement , metals, fertilizers, electrical power transmission and distribution, plastics,  commercial ship and aircraft  repair. A commercial space or an industry, the main matter of  concern is the provision of  work safe and well maintained working environment. An usual assumption of electrical safety is that electrical accidents are occurred  from electric shock, but many practical cases reveal that rather than the electrical shocks fatality and severe accidents occur more due to an Arc Flash.   Arc Flash Accident                            Arc Flash or simply Electrical Flashover is the release of extensive heat and energy caused by ionization of air around the conductor