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CompEx EX11 ‘Non-Electrical’ significantly updated to include a new flange integrity installation assessment

19 May 2017

ExVeritas is now providing a significantly updated CompEx Ex 11 Course that covers the new ‘Ex h’ requirements with a new updated exam and a new pipe integrity practical assessment to prevent against ‘loss of containment’ of flammable materials. 

Candidates undertaking EX11 at ExVeritas who successfully pas the exams and assessment will now have a certification that also covers flange integrity installation as well as installation an inspection of ‘Ex’ non-electrical equipment.

New flange integrity installation assessment
A new practical installation element has been added to EX11 based around a newly designed Flange integrity assembly. Candidates will be asked to follow instructions on the choice of flange, bolts (Including torque settings) and type of gasket required. Once the assessment is complete the assessor will inspect the gasket and check for damage and the joint will be pressure tested.

The flange integrity practical consists of:
*  Visual inspection, measurement and selection of appropriate parts
*  Flange assembly, blanking of flange.
*  Pressure Test, assessment and depressurisation
*  Safe Breaking of a Flange Joint

Assessment of Competence
* 90-minute exam (multiple choice)
* 90-minute exam on a close and detailed inspection on a mechanical pump rig (use of tools/locking out/fault identification assessment)
* 30-minute flange integrity practical. Selection and fitting of appropriate gaskets, bolts and flange blanks, pressure testing and safe removal.
* Safety boots/shoes will be required, all other protective equipment and tools are provided

CompEx EX11 is suitable for all personnel who may be required to break and isolate pipes to install or maintain Ex equipment such as pumps etc., and personal who may need to select, install or maintain Ex non-electrical equipment.

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Why CompEx Ex11 Mechanical at ExVeritas?
The only training ExVeritas do is Hazardous Area Training – We are UKAS accredited experts in this field, and as such have the leading instructors and facilities to ensure you will receive the very best instruction and assessment available anywhere. Our Ex01-04 inspection and installation rigs comply with the very latest EN60079-14 and CompEx requirements and our course covers both the core CompEx requirements and additional new requirements from EN60079-14/17.

ExVeritas have a vast experience of mechanical risk assessment, failure mode analysis, SIL and safety systems and mechanical engineering safety. We have provided such services to some of the largest global oil tool and assembly manufacturers over the last 20 years, and provide UKAS accredited ATEX Notified Body non-electrical certification.

We are practitioners in Explosive Atmospheres installation, inspection and certification. We are an ATEX Notified Body and an IECEx Certification Body- We have well over 200 years experience in this field at our training centre and our four specialist CompEx instructors (we don’t bring in outside contractors to teach our courses, we only use our own staff who are industry experts and active practitioners with over 20 years experience each).

We have a comfortable air-conditioned lecture room with HD projectors and audio and up-to-date practical facilities mirroring the requirements of the latest editions of the Standards. We offer hot and/or cold food at lunchtimes and complimentary hot drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi throughout your visit.

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