INSPECTION OF EQUIPMENT IN FLAMEPROOF AREAS
Electrical installations in hazardous areas need to possess features specially designed to render them suitable for operations in a hazardous atmosphere. It is essential for reasons of safety in those areas that, throughout the life of such installations, the integrity of those special features is correctly installed and maintained in the Hazardous atmosphere
The International Electrical Commission standard IEC 60079 provides guidance on correct installation and maintenance of the electrical and instrumentation equipments and recommends a 3-year interval between periodic independent inspections of such equipment to ensure safe operation within a hazardous environment.
TYPES OF INSPECTION
Initial Inspection is necessary to check that the selected type of protection is appropriate for the hazardous area installation before commissioning.
Periodic Inspection is a routine inspection that applies to existing installations. It monitors the effects of deterioration or change. The intervals between periodic inspections should not exceed three years
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