When handling or processing flammable materials, whether it is gas, vapour, mist, or dust, there is often a risk of the existence of explosive atmospheres that could possible lead to dangerous situations and disasters. An explosion in a workplace could potentially cause injuries and damage. Preventing an explosion as well as minimizing the consequences of explosions if they happen, are necessary to protect employees, properties, and the surrounding environment.

An overview of the standards for the determination of the parameters, the classification of zones, the design criteria for protective systems, equipment and components as well as design, installation and operation in the area where explosive gases exist, are subjects to be covered.

The Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation(CYS), as the national standards body, has the pleasure to organise an informative webinar, open to the public, on the 29th of November 2022, at 10.00 – 12.00 on:

“Potentially Explosive atmospheres, the ATEX Directive and standards”

The main speaker of the webinar is Dr Martin Thedens, the Chair of IEC TC 31 “Equipment for explosive atmospheres”, an electrical engineer with expertise on explosive atmospheres, the law harmonisation procedures and with 25 years of experience in the topic of explosion protection. He is also an experienced vocational trainer and a member of ATEX, IEC and IECEx committees. Dr Thedens was from 2008 to 2020 the Chair of ExNBG, the Group of all European Notified Bodies according to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

The webinar will be open to the public in the framework of CYS’s activities to inform all interested parties about the implementation of standards in the explosive area field.

Webinar Agenda

The participation in the webinar is open to all interested parties. For more information and registration please click here.

After your registration you will receive a confirmation email with all the webinar connection details.

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