Installing electrical equipment in hazardous areas ' navigating the protection options and standards, avoiding the pitfalls.


Alex BradyRegional Sales Manager - Expo Technologies

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.00 to 11.20, Stage 3

About this Presentation

Hazardous areas, where concentrations of flammable gases, vapours or dusts can be present, provide some of the greatest safety challenges across facility design, construction and maintenance. With multiple protection options for electrical equipment, engineers must determine the most cost-effective method to mitigate the risks, while ensuring compliance with a plethora of ATEX or other certification scheme and standards. This presentation will enable the audience to gain an understanding of the various protection options, their suitability and limitations, advantages and disadvantages. It will also consider aspects of the equipment certification process, where the impact of poor planning on implementation time and project cost can be significant.

Speaker Bio

Alex Brady is a specialist in explosion protection for instrument and electrical applications. His primary focus is developing best-fit ‘Ex’ solutions by working collaboratively with customers helping them understand the specifics of their application, legal requirements as outlined in IEC 60079-32 and current industry best practice. With over fifteen years in ‘Ex’ industries Alex has worked with a huge breadth of customers from specialist chemical manufacturers to bespoke Ex panel builders.