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So you think you have a hazardous area?

We are often approached by clients who have just discovered (or been informed about) the world of hazardous areas. Typically an electrician or regulator has noticed that they handle flammable materials and asked a question such as "Can I see your HA verification dossier?" or "What is the hazardous area classification?" Alternatively, a contract or Read More …

Hazardous Area Installation Standard

With the publication of the latest Hazardous Area installation standard AS/NZS 60079.14 the concept of Equipment Protection Levels [EPLs] has been implemented. This is designed to give larger companies the facility to apply an extended risk assessment and use a different level of protection than that which would normally be required by the zone of Read More …

Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 3000

With the publication of Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 3000 in December 2012, the AS/NZS 2381, AS 2381 and AS 1076 series have been withdrawn. These standards may still be in use for existing sites and projects, however for new designs AS/NZS 3000 now directs the user to AS/NZS 60079.14 for hazardous area equipment selection and Read More …