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Hazardous Area (EEHA)

Electrical equipment located in hazardous locations must meet special requirements and they have to be installed and maintained by qualified personnel.

Australian Standard AS/NZS 60079.0:2012 defines a hazardous area as: an area in which an explosive atmosphere is present, or may be expected to be present, in quantities such as to require special precautions for the construction, installation and use of electrical apparatus

If this is your premises or sounds like it could be an issue for you, we can help. We have certified personnel who can supply, install and maintain EEHA installations. Our people can also assemble and update your verification dossier, or if you don’t have one, we can assist in gathering all the relevant information to help you along the way to compliance.

All Hazardous Areas must be classified. If you are unsure about the requirements or process, we can assist in getting your facility assessed by qualified experts who can provide classification documents and drawings outlining the exact hazards at your facility. This provides you peace of mind and creates a pathway to compliance with insurance requirements and relevant standards

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Below are a few of the many examples of where Hazardous Areas exist

  • Process plants
  • Refineries
  • Fuel handling and storage facilities
  • Gas production, handling and storage facilities
  • Coal Mines
  • Gas, fuel & chemical skids
  • Sugar, grain & wheat facilities
  • Chemical handling & storage facilities
  • Facilities where activities result in fine particles (dusts, grains, powders, etc)
  • Fume or exhaust extraction systems
  • Waste pits subject to oils, fuels and chemicals
  • Paint booths

Minelec have completed Hazardous Area installations, upgrades, maintenance and repairs in various environments including all of those listed above.

 

Contact us

Our head office & workshop are located in Townsville where we have material & spares stocked ready to go for our local service clients and plant & equipment ready to go for our construction projects. Our workshop also houses our manufacturing facilities for switchboards, control panels and various other electrical enclosures our customers may require.

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P.O. Box 7262, GARBUTT, Qld 4814
23 Mackley Street Garbutt QLD 4814
Phone:(07) 4728 2111
Email: sales@minelec.com.au

 

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