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ATEC Group offers course for Hazardous Area Design Engineers

01 July 2015

DUBAI June 24th 2015:  ATEC Group, part of the Eutex International multinational, today formally announced their offering of CompEx Ex12 module to the range of HAZLOC courses offered.  (

CompEx (meaning Competency in Ex atmospheres) is a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical crafts-persons and designers working in potentially explosive atmospheres. Developed for professional engineers, CompEx Unit Ex12 completes the safety linkage across the lifecycle of the hazardous area workplace from design through plant commissioning and operation.

The Ex12 offering is made for engineers who design applications and systems for potentially explosive atmospheres, in line with the requirements of the international standard IEC 60079 Part 14. It is also suitable for professional engineers responsible for managing these hazardous workplaces through their commissioning and operating life.

The recent ATEC addition of the Ex12 Unit means the CompEx scheme now allows access to competency and certification for a wider range of personnel and situations. They include electrical, mechanical and multi-skilled craftspeople; professional engineers responsible for the design & installation of applications and systems and for managers who oversee the operation of these installations.

Sheryl Bihler, Group Technical Authority advised “that all assemblers become competent in the requirements of selecting and installing equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. Compliance with Ex safety regulations is a team effort and one that must begin with the application and system design and also the equipment selection phases of each project. ”

ATEC Group are a global solution for Hazardous area products through their range of Electrical Cables, Hazardous Area Accessories, Ex Inspections, Training, Engineering & Commissioning services. 

CompEx Ex01-Ex04, Ex11 Mechanical, ExF are also offered at all ATEC training centers. 

About EUTEX International:  Eutex International, a group of companies dedicated to providing Hazardous Area Electrical Products, specialized safety training and inspection services for companies who deal with the world of Potentially Explosive Atmospheres.

With Sales offices, distribution facilities, training & Inspection Centers in Houston, Singapore & Dubai, the group is dedicated to the safety of personnel and asset protection, by supplying International NEC / IEC Electrical Cables & Hazardous Area Accessories, Atex, IECEx competency training, including CompEx assessments, facility compliance and equipment inspection services.  Atec Group is part of the Eutex International Group of Companies.

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