Hazardous Area Design

Get the design right!

Before any project begins a design needs to be undertaken. This is the same with your hazardous areas project. In our experience the design is where the project falls over, with insufficient detail for the installers. It's all well and good to say it’s a Zone 1, but what about other factors such as the intrinsically safe calculations and, can the equipment be relocated outside the zone?

HAZ Area Design

There are a few things to remember for the design of a hazardous area

There are several protection techniques which can be utilised, all of which have their own Australian Standard.

Dust layers
Unacceptable housekeeping

When it comes to dust, horizontal surfaces can contribute to the problem, although dust sitting on the surface in its own right doesn't create a hazardous area. However, when dust is agitated and can form a dust cloud it becomes an issue. So, keep in mind how the equipment or installation can be cleaned or if dusts can be directed away from electrical equipment by means of a cover.

Whether you are working on a new or existing project our team will work with you to ensure that all hazardous area electrical risks are identified and managed to meet the required standards.

Understanding your problems is most important to us, to ensure that the plant or equipment is designed in a practical way

Our team will conduct a thorough assessment of your project needs and develop -

A solution that is practical

A solution that is cost-effective

A solution that reduces risk to your business

A solution that does not introduce additional risks to your people

Hazardous area inspections and Type B compliance is our thing.

We'll take a practical approach and create the simplest and most productive solution for you.