Explosion Risk Assessment

Directive 1999/92/EC Compliance Services (DSEAR in UK)

If flammable materials exist in working environment, the owner of the facility is obliged by law to conduct explosion risk assessment and document all related findings in appropriate and prescribed form.

Fiditas senior experts provide full technical support in preparation of Hazardous Area Report (Zoning) in compliance with IEC 60079-10-1 and IEC 60079-10-2. Furthermore, we provide verification of installations’ compliance against IEC 60079-14 and conduct IEC 60079-17 inspections, extended to include non-electrical equipment and assemblies, in accordance with applicable ISO/IEC/EN standards and IECEx Rules. In case of non-conformity found, we provide professional comment and recommendations for optimized solutions compliant with ATEX and/or IECEx requirement.

EU member countries developed National Regulations in order to comply with requirements provided by Directive 1999/92/EC. Fiditas will guide you through the complex process of preparation of overall Explosion Risk Assessment and Explosion Protection Document (EPD) as required by 1999/92/EC, also known as ATEX 153 (previously ATEX 137) and DSEAR in UK.

Fiditas provides Compliance Services including, but not limited to:

HAC – preparation of Hazardous Area Classification Report

EPD – preparation of the complete Explosion Protection Document in accordance with EN 1127-1, as required by the ATEX 153

On-site inspection/commissioning – reporting on findings with a potential to compromise explosion safety

Consultancy/compliance verification on all safety measures against mandatory requirements in areas at risk of explosive atmospheres

Overall explosion risk assessment of the complete facility including equipment and installations and their interaction providing recommendations for optimized corrective measures

Cooperation and support at specific steps related to explosion safety during the HAZOP analyses

Support during the selection of equipment and protective systems in the design phase of the new project or modifications at the existing one

Consultancy/compliance verification on electrical installations and protective measures

Consultancy/compliance verification on non-electrical equipment and installations

Assessment of potential sources of ignition related to non-electrical equipment and installations (e.g. static electricity, hot surfaces, friction sparking)

Consultancy/compliance verification on measures to avoid or mitigate the possibility of explosive atmosphere formation (e.g. inertion, ventilation)

Consultancy/compliance verification on protective systems and measures for mitigation of explosion effects (e.g. assessment of explosion resistant design, explosion relief, explosion suppression, prevention of explosion propagation)