MODULE DETAILS

 

Management of Hazardous Areas DMEHAZ619

 

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers the background to hazardous area management in according to international standards, area classification concepts, protection concepts, and selection and installation of equipment based on standards.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop an understanding of the hazards involved in using electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres and is based on current international standards.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

None

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

 

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain the reasons for hazardous area management and the need for standards

2.    Outline area classification and protection concepts

3.    Evaluate the application of hazardous area standards and certification to selection and installation of equipment

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain the reasons for hazardous area management and the need for standards

1.1

Define hazardous areas

1.2

Identify the properties of gases that can create a hazardous area

1.3

Identify relevant properties of flammable gases, flammable vapours and ignition sources (including electricity)

1.4

Explain using example/s, general protection requirements for a hazardous area based on appropriate standards

2

Outline area classification and protection concepts

2.1

Outline in general terms the ratings and classifications applicable to hazardous areas

2.2

Explain, by example, core protection concepts

2.3

Explain the role of apparatus grouping

2.4

Identify the fundamental principles of explosion protection

3

Evaluate the application of hazardous area standards and certification to selection and installation of equipment

3.1

Identify the authorities responsible for certification

3.2

Outline the processes for marking and identification of equipment for use in hazardous areas

3.3

Outline the process of apparatus and system certification in general terms

3.4

Explain the concept of Descriptive Systems Documentation

3.5

Outline, in general terms, applicable standards for a given scenario

3.6

Identify the source(s) of appropriate national standards

3.7

Explain hazardous area installation requirements in terms of hardware

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

  •  N/A