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Course Overview

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Cost: $1,500 USD
In the Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) Explosionproof & Flameproof - Level 1 course, participants will delve into the intricacies of explosionproof and flameproof enclosures and their components. This course covers an extensive range of topics, including metallic and non-metallic enclosures, fasteners, O-ring grooves, bolts, surface roughness, threaded joints, flat joints, cylindrical joints, rabbet/spigot joints, and operating rods and shafts.

By completing this course, participants will be well-equipped with an understanding of explosionproof and flameproof enclosures for safety in hazardous environments, as well as receive a Certificate of Completion.

Note: Please note that this training course is currently only conducted in English.

Learning Objectives
After taking this course, participants will obtain a better understanding of the following areas:

  • Metallic Enclosures: Understand the specifications and considerations related to metallic enclosures used in hazardous environments.
  • Non-Metallic Enclosures and Parts: Understand the requirements of non-metallic enclosures.
  • Fasteners and Special Fasteners: Learn about the selection and application of fasteners used in explosionproof equipment.
  • Ring Grooves and Gaskets: Gain insights into the use of O-ring grooves and gaskets and the requirements when they are used in an explosionproof joint.
  • Bolts in Explosion-Proof Joints: Understand the requirements for bolts used in explosionproof joints.
  • Surface Roughness of Non-Threaded Joints: Explore surface roughness requirements for non-threaded joints.
  • Threaded Joints (NPT): Learn about threaded joints using National Pipe Thread (NPT) standards.
  • Threaded Joints (Parallel Threads): Understand parallel threaded joints.
  • Flat Joints: Explore flat joints and their requirements in explosionproof enclosures.
  • Cylindrical Joints: Gain knowledge about cylindrical joints and their design considerations.
  • Rabbet/Spigot Joints: Learn about rabbet and spigot joints used in explosionproof enclosures.
  • Operating Rods and Shafts: Understand the role of operating rods and shafts in hazardous location equipment.
Ideal Target Audience
While this course is available for everyone, we believe manufacturers and designers of explosionproof and “Ex d” electrical equipment would find the most value from this course.

Instructor Information
Andrew Redeker, a Certified Electronics Technologist at CSA Group, brings over three decades of expertise to his role. His career journey within the organization has been marked by significant milestones. Starting as a lab technician in 1991, Andrew transitioned to a certifier by 1993, specializing in certifying products within the Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) group. In 2001, he assumed the role of a Certification Specialist, focusing on validating the safety and compliance of Hazloc products. From 2018 onwards, Andrew took on mentoring responsibilities for Hazloc certifiers and conducted meticulous reviews of projects within the Operations and Engineering Support group (OESG). Currently, Andrew contributes to external customer training within the Technical Training and Support (TTS) group, leveraging his wealth of experience to enhance customers’ knowledge and compliance efforts.

The Benefit of Our Training
  • Expert Instructors: Our experienced trainers bring real-world knowledge and industry-leading insights to the classroom. They have a deep understanding of testing and certification at CSA Group and work with world-class manufacturers.
  • Gain Confidence: Our training will equip your team with greater confidence in navigating applicable requirements, helping you demonstrate compliance and achieve certification.
  • Private or Public: We offer both public and private courses. For organizations with 10 or more participants, we can administer private training courses — allowing your team to ask questions and receive guidance tailored to your business. For organizations with less than 10 participants, we recommend our public courses. Our public courses have been designed by our industry experts to help your team understand a range of complex HazLoc-related topics.
  • Hands-On Learning: Engage in practical exercises, case studies, and simulations to reinforce your understanding.
  • Certification: Earn a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of each course.
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