Derby Firelec Hazardous Area Electrical Installation and Inspection: Expertise and Experience to Keep You Safe

According to a report by the electrical safety council, the average number of people who receive a voltage electrical shock in a year is an astounding 2.5 million, of which the number who suffer from a serious injury stands at 350,000. Electrical safety is an important part of electrical installations, almost as important as making use of the equipment.

This is all the more important in case of electrical installation in hazardous areas.

Hence you need to choose an installation company that values your safety as much as you do.

The need for Proper Electrical Installations and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

The typical safety issues generally encountered with electrical equipment in hazardous areas include the following:

  • Fixed electrical equipment not suitable for the hazardous zone (i.e. not correctly rated).
  • Corrosion of electrical equipment such as motors, junction boxes etc.
  • Non-rated portable electrical equipment such as hand rails and non rated lighting.
  • Ill maintained hazardous area equipment such as broken conduits, mismatched colour coding, damaged seals and insulated coverings, and exposed wiring.
  • Presence of live electrical wiring due to improper termination.
  • Ill maintained electrical equipment registers, with irregular updates and/ or expired certification.

There are a host of things that can go wrong if your electrical equipment is not installed properly. The need for inspection and proper installations in hazardous areas is important not only due to the high probability of damage to expensive equipment but also loss of life in major situations.

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can become an ignition source leading to fires or even explosions. The leakage of hydrocarbons and flammable materials such as hydrogen from UPS batteries also pose a threat of explosions.

Derby Firelec: You are in Safe Hands

There are several standards of compliance which govern electrical installation and inspection in hazardous areas to keep you safe. With Derby Firelec, you are in safe hands, as we follow all the safety rules and regulations

The IEC and the CENELEC are the International and European committees which set the standards for the designation of hazardous areas as well as use of electrical equipment in these areas. The inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas is covered by the British Standard BS EN 60079 Part 17.

This involves setting up an inspection regime and keeping an account of every ignition source and setting up of inspection protocols.

There are four inspection types detailed according to the British Standard BS EN 60079 Part 17

  • Initial
  • Periodic
  • Sample
  • Special

The inspection grades are of three types

  • Visual
  • Close
  • Detailed

The inspection process is highly detailed and each aspect is equally important to ensure safety of occupants in the hazardous location. Our aim, at Derby Firelec, is to help clients attain full compliance, of which the inspection process is just a part.

You safety is our #1 priority.

Why You Should Trust Derby Firelec

We have worked with a wide range of clients in varied hazardous area situations. This experience and client diversity has helped us gain the expertise required to provide all kinds of electrical services.

Our crew comprises certified hazardous area inspection engineers, technicians as well as electricians who are highly experienced in hazardous area compliance.

Our hazardous area services extend across varied industries such as Chemical, Petro-chemical, Pharmaceutical, Gas, Offshore, steel, Oil as well as Heavy Engineering Industries.

Derby Firelec: Optimizing your safety

As part of our hazardous area inspection services, we optimize your safety at all levels. Apart from our inspection services, we also assist you with compliance of electrical equipment in dangerous or explosive atmospheres for new as well as existing structures.

Our services include

  • Categorization of the errors into separate classes: critical, major and minor, for prioritizing remedial action.
  • Inspection of existing and new equipment to ensure that the equipment used conforms to the requirements of the product directive as specified in the British EPS Regulation. Equipment that meets health and safety requirements but installed prior to implementation of the regulation is also accepted, after thorough inspection. The assessment done in this respect is required to be maintained for future inspections.
  • Providing clients with a descriptive document which demonstrates compliance of equipment as per the permissible energy levels in the system. This is necessary in case of replacement of an instrument, since the energy limitation is required to be maintained.
  • Providing documentation to show all the parts and equipment by means of a loop diagram.
  • Assisting with remedial actions by specifying correct replacement equipment.

Work with the best at Derby Firelec

At Derby Firelec, you can look forward to

  • No Obligation Quote
  • Best Prices
  • Quality Products
  • Professional Installation and Services
  • Fully Qualified Engineers
  • Top notch customer service
  • Multi Lingual Staff
  • Committed inspection staff
  • 24–hour emergency support

Don’t compromise with electrical installation safety. Get an inspection of your premises as soon as you can to ensure they fulfil all safety standards.

Give us a call on 01204 395 525/6 today, for details about our hazardous area electrical installations and inspection services.

Or use the contact form on our website and we will get back to you ASAP.

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