Ex12 Design Engineers Certification

CompEx Design Ex12

EX12 Design and Application Engineers Core Competence Certification

The CompEx Ex12 course covers the application design and selection of electrical equipment, along with the requirements of IEC 60079-14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection, this includes but not limited to the selection of equipment, cabling and cable glands and design of intrinsically safe systems etc.  The course fully addresses the designer’s requirements to the new 2014 Installation and Inspection Standards.

Our course is unique, developed  from the ground up to be ‘learn by doing’ rather than learn by listening. Our unique practice assignments, classroom workshops and practice exams to ensure that all delegates are properly prepared for all of the final qualification examinations.

The Ex12 course has been designed specifically for Designers and Applications Engineers, significantly expanding on the Ex01-Ex04 content and adding a vast amount of new information including a full day on intrinsically safe systems. We have developed the most comprehensive range of course hand outs, course homework’s and course learning aids to ensure that candidates are properly prepared for examinations. Here is an example of some typical delegate feedback we received on passing CompEx EX12….

As we are also an ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Laboratory, we have 250 years Ex experience within our company including specialist instructors in many areas such as area classification or intrinsic safety, this means we can answer all of your questions, all of the time


Who should attend the Ex12 Course?

The course is aimed at Engineers of graduate or equivalent level with a design or specification function. If you have not recently studied Hazardous Area Equipment or do not have recent relevant experience we highly recommend you begin with a CompEx Foundation course before undertaking the Ex12.

We highly recommend you begin with a CompEx Foundation Course before undertaking Ex12.

Ex12 Course Content

  • Legislation (ATEX/DSEAR/NEC)
  • Standards and certification process EN/IECEx/NEC
  • Explosive Atmospheres Overview
  • Area Classification (Zones & Divisions)
  • Ex Equipment and equipment marking
  • How Concepts work from a Designers perspective
  • ATEX and IECEx Equipment Protection levels
  • Assemblies and mixed concepts
  • Detailed design and Installation Practices (Electrical and I.S, concepts) in accordance with IEC 60079-14
  • Intrinsic Safety System Design in Depth (1 full day on this subject with example test papers and calculations)
  • Documentation
  • A review of a selection of electrical and I.S. equipment and systems

The course includes four separate written exams (core paper, marking paper, design paper and standards paper) which take approximately seven hours in total.

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. 

Ex12 Course Lecturers

The Lecturers who present the Ex12 course will have significant practical  experience in this field and employ a vast depth of knowledge in this area including working in Ex Certification and being involved in Ex Design. Their combined experience also includes many years teaching CompEx courses and participating in CompEx working groups.

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