Hazardous area classification

Hazardous area classification

Hazardous area classification is used to identify areas where special precautions over sources of ignition are needed to prevent fires and explosions and where they are not. The EI produces internationally recognised guidance for providing methodologies for hazardous area classification around equipment storing or handling flammable fluids in the drilling, production, processing, distribution and retail sectors.

  • A risk-based approach to hazardous area classification
  • EI Model code of safe practice Part 15: Area classification for installations handling flammable fluids
  • EI Research Report: Ignition probability review, model development and look-up correlations
  • Model Code of Safe Practice Part 1: The selection, installation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical and non electrical apparatus in hazardous areas
  • Predictions of minimum spark ignition energy and quenching distances for CH4/H2 and C3H8/H2 mixtures with air
  • EI Research Report: Dispersion modelling and calculations in support of EI Model Code of Safe Practice Part 15: Area classification code for installations handling flammable fluids
  • IGE/SR/25 Edition 2 (Communication 1748) Hazardous area classification of Natural Gas installations