ATEX Consultancy

Our team of highly qualified Engineers & partnering process safety specialists use their expertise & “Hands On” experiences, coupled with access to an extensive library of both current & historical UK & international directives, standards & guidelines to deliver a range of ATEX/DSEAR Assessments & other services across all industries & sites containing potentially explosive atmospheres both on & offshore on a global basis. Desktop or site based. Services provided:

ATEX / DSEAR

  • Gap Analysis
  • ATEX/DSEAR Assessment
  • Basis of Safety definition
  • Electrostatics
  • Dust vent calculations
  • Vapour calculations
  • Material Laboratory testing
  • Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) & Documentation.
  • HAC production of drawings or update existing
  • Explosion Protection Documentation (EPD) as applicable or review existing systems
  • Company Standards & Procedures Reviews
  • Assessment / Review of Existing Systems & Procedures
  • Electrical & Mechanical Ignition Risk Assessments or reviews
  • Preparation of New Systems & Procedures or update existing.

AUDITING & REVIEWS

Our experienced & competent team of Engineers & Process safety personnel possess extensive capabilities to provide impartial audits & reviews. Through this we can provide a third-party expert view identifying strengths & weaknesses & making a series of recommendations to enable businesses to achieve excellence.

EVALUATION CHEMICAL REACTIONS

  • Data Interpretation
  • Vent Sizing (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems)
  • Chemical Reaction Hazard.

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL).

HAZARDOUS AREAS CLASSIFICATION (HAC)

We pride ourselves on applying:

  • Relevant standards
  • Codes of practice
  • Dispersion modelling
  • Assessing & classifying a proposed or existing plant or process into zones based on the probability of explosive atmospheres & hazardous areas.
  • Consider business impact & advise on how best to ensure zones are kept to an absolute minimum.

SEVESO III / COMAH

  • EA – Environmental Assessment
  • ER – Emergency Response
  • MAPP – Major Accident Prevention Policy
  • OBRA – Occupied Building Risk Assessment
  • REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals
  • CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging
  • SMS – Safety Management Systems
  • SRAM – Safety Report Assessment Manual.

SPECIALIST SAFETY

  • HAZID – Hazard Identification Study
  • HAZOP – Hazards & Operability Study
  • LOPA – Layers of Protection Analysis
  • PHA – Process Hazard Assessment
  • PSM – Process Safety Management
  • QRA – Quantitative Risk Assessment.

As ATEX Specialists & Consultants, we contribute to many publications & reports as part of our commitment to sharing best practice.

Such publications include:

  • Research Report: Dispersion modelling & calculations in support of EI Model Code of Safe Practice Part 15: Area classification code for installations handling flammable fluids
  • Model Code of Safe Practice Part 1: The selection, installation, inspection & maintenance of electrical & non-electrical apparatus in hazardous areas
  • Guidelines for managing inspection of EX electrical equipment ignition risk in support of IEC 60079-17
  • API/Research Report: Verification of lightning protection requirements for above ground hydrocarbon storage tanks etc.

Our team of highly qualified Engineers & partnering process safety specialists use their expertise & “Hands On” experiences, coupled with access to an extensive library of both current & historical UK & international directives, standards & guidelines to deliver a range of ATEX/DSEAR Assessments & other services across all industries & sites containing potentially explosive atmospheres both on & offshore on a global basis. Desktop or site based. Services provided:

ATEX / DSEAR

  • Gap Analysis
  • ATEX/DSEAR Assessment
  • Basis of Safety definition
  • Electrostatics
  • Dust vent calculations
  • Vapour calculations
  • Material Laboratory testing
  • Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) & Documentation.
  • HAC production of drawings or update existing
  • Explosion Protection Documentation (EPD) as applicable or review existing systems
  • Company Standards & Procedures Reviews
  • Assessment / Review of Existing Systems & Procedures
  • Electrical & Mechanical Ignition Risk Assessments or reviews
  • Preparation of New Systems & Procedures or update existing.

AUDITING & REVIEWS

Our experienced & competent team of Engineers & Process safety personnel possess extensive capabilities to provide impartial audits & reviews. Through this we can provide a third-party expert view identifying strengths & weaknesses & making a series of recommendations to enable businesses to achieve excellence.

EVALUATION CHEMICAL REACTIONS

  • Data Interpretation
  • Vent Sizing (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems)
  • Chemical Reaction Hazard.

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL).

HAZARDOUS AREAS CLASSIFICATION (HAC)

We pride ourselves on applying:

  • Relevant standards
  • Codes of practice
  • Dispersion modelling
  • Assessing & classifying a proposed or existing plant or process into zones based on the probability of explosive atmospheres & hazardous areas.
  • Consider business impact & advise on how best to ensure zones are kept to an absolute minimum.

SEVESO III / COMAH

  • EA – Environmental Assessment
  • ER – Emergency Response
  • MAPP – Major Accident Prevention Policy
  • OBRA – Occupied Building Risk Assessment
  • REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
  • CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging
  • SMS – Safety Management Systems
  • SRAM – Safety Report Assessment Manual.

SPECIALIST SAFETY

  • HAZID – Hazard Identification Study
  • HAZOP – Hazards & Operability Study
  • LOPA – Layers of Protection Analysis
  • PHA – Process Hazard Assessment
  • PSM – Process Safety Management
  • QRA – Quantitative Risk Assessment.

As ATEX Specialists & Consultants, we contribute to many publications & reports as part of our commitment to sharing best practice.

Such publications include:

  • Research Report: Dispersion modelling & calculations in support of EI Model Code of Safe Practice Part 15: Area classification code for installations handling flammable fluids
  • Model Code of Safe Practice Part 1: The selection, installation, inspection & maintenance of electrical & non-electrical apparatus in hazardous areas
  • Guidelines for managing inspection of EX electrical equipment ignition risk in support of IEC 60079-17
  • API/Research Report: Verification of lightning protection requirements for above ground hydrocarbon storage tanks etc.