Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Hazardous (Classified) Location Studies – General Industries

When basic Environmental Protection, Health and Safety (EHS) concerns meet Electrical Safety issues, Hazardous (Classified) Location Studies are often what is called for. Severe deviations from 

  • best practices,
  • State-of-the-Art protection levels, and
  • compliance regarding national and international standards

 are unfortunately observed, especially in General Industries and even more so in the booming industries throughout Asia Pacific. The observed deviations and the non-compliance seem to be more often the rule rather than the exception.

A Hazardous (Classified) Location Study, based on international codes like the US National Electric Code (NEC), standards defined by IEC and the ATEX guidelines of Europe define the frame and rules for electrical equipment to be used in hazardous locations and how it has to be installed.

If it comes to prevention of explosions and severe fires in General Industries, electrical equipment and its installation in hazardous locations where flammable liquids, vapours, mists and gases, or combustible dusts are stored, processes or otherwise handled, must meet specific technical requirement – without fail! Non-compliance, even minor deviations from this requirement can have severe consequences for a company like loss of its assets, not meeting financial results, the break-down of its supply chain, and eventually significant impact on its reputation to name the most prominent ones - without forgetting the possible severe impacts on the health of staff.

Global Risk Experts carries out Hazardous (Classified) Location Studies for all industries.  Click here to view the redesigned service flyer for General Industries.


Thomas Gerlach
Global Risk Experts Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd