Hazardous area inspection

Equipment information

  • Area Classification

  • Area Equipment is installed

  • Equipment type

  • Equipment

  • Manufacturer

  • Serial Number / Part Number

  • Photograph the equipment (Optional)

  • Cable ID

  • Tag Number

  • Ex Protection

  • Ex Cert Number

  • IP Rating

  • Grade of inspection

  • Protection type

Apparatus

  • Apparatus and/or circuit is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Safety barrier units, relays and other energy limiting devices are of the approved type, installed in accordance with the certification requirements and are securely earthed when required

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earth connections maintain integrity of type of protection

  • Cables not in use are terminated correctly

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Type of equipment to be installed to comply with zone

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Obstructions adjacent to flameproof flanged joints are in accordance with IEC 79-14

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Protection type

Apparatus

  • Apparatus and/or circuit is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus installed is that specified in documentation

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus and/or circuit category and group is correct

  • Installation is clearly labelled

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Safety barrier units, relays and other energy limiting devices are of the approved type, installed in accordance with the certification requirements and are securely earthed when required

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earth connections maintain integrity of type of protection

  • Cables not in use are terminated correctly

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Type of equipment to be installed to comply with zone

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Flange dimensions are within max permitted values

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Obstructions adjacent to flameproof flanged joints are in accordance with IEC 79-14

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Protection type

Apparatus

  • Apparatus and/or circuit is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus installed is that specified in documentation

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus and/or circuit category and group is correct

  • Installation is clearly labelled

  • There are no unauthorised modifications

  • There are no visible unauthorised modifications

  • Safety barrier units, relays and other energy limiting devices are of the approved type, installed in accordance with the certification requirements and are securely earthed when required

  • Electrical connections are tight

  • Printed circuit boards are clean and undamaged

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Cables installed in accordance with documentation

  • Cable screens are earthed in accordance with the documentation

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Point to point connections are tight

  • Earth continuity is satisfactory

  • Earth connections maintain integrity of type of protection

  • Intrinsically safe circuit is isolated from Earth or earthed only one point

  • Separation is maintained between I.s and non I.s circuits in common distribution boxes or relay cubicles

  • As applicable short circuit protection of the power supply is in accordance with the documentation

  • Cables not in use are terminated correctly

  • Special conditions of use(if applicable) are complied with

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Type of equipment to be installed to comply with zone

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no unauthorised modifications

  • Lamp rating, type and position are correct

  • Electrical connections are tight

  • Condition of enclosure gaskets is satisfactory

  • Enclosed-break and hermetically sealed devices are undamaged

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Motor fans have sufficient clearance to enclosure and/or covers

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

  • Restricted breathing enclosures are satisfactory (Exn only)

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Type of cable is appropriate

  • Integrity of conduit systems and interface with mixed systems is maintained

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Fault loop impedance(TN systems) or earth resistance (IT systems) is satisfactory

  • Insulation resistance is satisfactory

  • Automatic electrical protective devices operate within permitted limits

  • Automatic electrical protective devices are set correctly (auto reset not possible in Zone 1)

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Cables not in use are correctly terminated

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

  • Special conditions of use(if applicable) are complied with

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Electrical insulation is clean and dry

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no unauthorised modifications

  • Lamp rating, type and position are correct

  • Electrical connections are tight

  • Condition of enclosure gaskets is satisfactory

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Motor fans have sufficient clearance to enclosure and/or covers

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Type of cable is appropriate

  • Integrity of conduit systems and interface with mixed systems is maintained

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Fault loop impedance(TN systems) or earth resistance (IT systems) is satisfactory

  • Insulation resistance is satisfactory

  • Automatic electrical protective devices operate within permitted limits

  • Automatic electrical protective devices are set correctly (auto reset not possible in Zone 1)

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Cables not in use are correctly terminated

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

  • Special conditions of use(if applicable) are complied with

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Electrical insulation is clean and dry

Apparatus

  • Apparatus is appropriate to area classification (V,C,D)

  • Apparatus group is correct

  • Apparatus temperature class is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is correct

  • Apparatus circuit identification is available

  • Enclosures glass parts & glass to metal, sealing gaskets and/or compounds are satisfactory

  • There are no unauthorised modifications

  • Flange faces are clean and undamaged and gaskets, if any, are satisfactory

  • Flange dimensions are within max permitted values

  • Lamp rating, type and position are correct

  • Bolts, cable entry devices (direct and indirect) & blanking elements are of the correct type and are complete and tight Physical check

  • Motor fans have sufficient clearance to enclosure and/or covers

  • Breathing and draining devices are satisfactory

Installation

  • There is no any obvious damage to cables

  • Type of cable is appropriate

  • Stopper boxes and cable boxes are correctly fitted

  • Integrity of conduit systems and interface with mixed systems is maintained

  • Sealing of trunking, ducts, pipes, and/or conduits is satisfactory

  • Fault loop impedance(TN systems) or earth resistance (IT systems) is satisfactory

  • Insulation resistance is satisfactory

  • Automatic electrical protective devices operate within permitted limits

  • Automatic electrical protective devices are set correctly (auto reset not possible in Zone 1)

  • Earthing connections, including any supplementary earthing bonding connections are satisfactory (e.g. connections are tight and conductors are of sufficient cross section) Physical check

  • Cables not in use are correctly terminated

  • Obstructions adjacent to flameproof flanged joints are in accordance with IEC 79-14

  • Variable voltage/frequency installation in accordance with documentation

  • Special conditions of use(if applicable) are complied with

Environment

  • Apparatus is adequately protected against corrosion, weather, dusts, vibration and any other adverse factors

  • No undue accumulation of dust and dirt is present

  • Did you answer no or unsafe to any of the above questions?

  • Please sign to close out inspection as compliant

  • Does the apparatus and/or circuit require to be shutdown until a repair can be carried out

  • Please enter the isolation certificate number

  • Please provide a picture of the isolation certificate

Completed Inspection

Completed Inspection

  • Completion Date

  • Lead inspector name and signature

Repairs and close out

Repairs

  • Repairs carried out by

  • Repairs carried out

  • Date repair completed

  • Please sign to confirm Ex conformity

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