2012 IECEx International Conference : Equipment and Services in Explosive Atmospheres : Dubai, 20-21 March


First day programme - 20 March 2012

08:30 – 08:40 Opening Address
Welcome to attendees
08:40 – 08:50 Address by Government Office
08:50 – 09:00 Introduction to ESMA – The organization’s missions, activities and plans
09:00 – 09:55 Outline of current regulations and requirements governing equipment and service providers to Ex areas such as oil and gas installations in the GCC region
9:55 – 10:15 Coffee/Tea break
10:15 – 11:45 Address from the UNECE – Conclusions of their Global Study into regulations for the Ex field and presentation of the UNECE findings and publication of the new “Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere”
11:45 – 12:30 Introduction to the IECEx International Certification System and the three operational areas:
• IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme
• IECEx Certified Service Facilities Scheme
• IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence
12:30 –14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Live demonstration of the IECEx “On-Line” Certificate System for the instant verification of IECEx certified equipment, certified service providers and certified competent persons
14:45 – 15:30 IECEx System – A user’s perspective, why are the IECEx and its three Schemes covering equipment, services and personnel competence useful to oil and gas producers:
• Technical integrity and compliance
• User responsibilities
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea break
16:00 – 16:30 IEC International Standards update – Current status of International Standards covering Ex including the new IEC SC 31M standards dedicated to “non-electrical” equipment and protective systems
16:30 – 17:00 Recap over Day 1 proceedings in light of GCC industry needs
17:00 Day 1 Close
19:00 Dinner – All registered delegates are invited to a hosted dinner

Second day programme - 21 March 2012

08:30 – 09:15 Area classification – An explanation of the importance to correctly address the hazards and extent of these hazards prior to design and operation of any new plant along with the need to control and re-evaluate changes to existing plant and infrastructure
09:15 – 10:30 Practical approach to Ex installations according to the requirements of IEC 60079-14 and the inspection requirements of IEC 60079-17
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00 – 12:00 Repair and overhaul of Ex equipment – Explanation of IEC 60079-19 requirements and the IECEx process for assessing a repair workshop’s compliance with IEC 60079-19
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence Scheme – A detailed explanation and presentation of what defines an Ex competent person and how to obtain an international IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence (CoPC)
14:00 – 14:30 IECEx Equipment Certification – A manufacturer’s perspective of the process and why it is useful to gaining global market access
14:30 – 15:00 Overview of some national or regional Ex verification or approval systems, e.g. ATEX, and how use of IECEx facilitates such approvals in addition to providing international certification
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/Tea break
15:30 – 16:30 Open Forum, to offer all attendees the opportunity to raise questions concerning Ex aspects and IECEx and to consider an industry position concerning Ex and IEC TC 31 Standards and IECEx
16:30 Close + final remarks by ESMA