Posts Tagged ‘BS EN 60079-17’

ATEX Inspection Services

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Case Study: ATEX Inspection Services – ZEON Chemicals Europe Ltd

Download: Zeon Case Study_2015

Zeon Chemicals Europe Ltd - ATEX Inspection Services





Customer Profile

Zeon Chemicals Europe Ltd is in the top league of world manufacturers of synthetic rubbers, and is the market leader in the development and production of oil resistant speciality rubbers for automobile components. With a strong focus on research and development, Zeon leads the world in the manufacture, processing and sales of a vast range of petrochemical products.

Technical Remit

C&P Engineering Services have been assisting Zeon Chemicals Europe Ltd at their Barry site, South Wales with hazardous area compliance by providing ATEX inspection Services since August 2014. We have carried out ATEX inspection services and a fault repair registration, complying with BS EN 60079-17. C&P supplied a team of ATEX (Hazardous area) CompEx qualified inspectors to methodically work through an asset list of electrical equipment, utilising hand held PDA units to automatically download information to the asset management software for ATEX equipment. The software (Supplied by Terrington Data Management) has helped Zeon Chemicals Europe control and schedule their inspections, manage certificates and drawings and fully comply with record keeping required by the HSE.

ATEX Inspection Services & Maintenance Strategy Development

Working together we have constructed and implemented a maintenance plan to carry out remedial work and produce loop drawings of equipment on site (CAD format) to ensure compliance.

Electrical Considerations

C&P have agreed an on-going maintenance plan with Zeon to ensure they conform to DSEAR, ATEX and HSE requirements, and more recently carrying out electrical circuit inspections referencing the requirement under BS 7671 part 6 in conjunction with BS EN 60079-14 section 4.1-General Requirements. Electrical installations in a hazardous area should also comply with the appropriate requirements for electrical installations in a non hazardous area, however the requirements for non hazardous areas are insufficient for installations in hazardous area.

Business Outcome

Peter.K. Smith (Senior Electrical I/E Engineer Projects) commented: “I would recommend C&P as a professional well managed company who can deliver Hazardous Area ATEX inspection services and a maintenance strategy to help your company adhere to legislation and satisfy the regulatory body inspections.”

At a Glance

  • ATEX Inspection Services & Maintenance Strategy Development
  • Carrying out ATEX Inspections
  • Ensured verification of all installed ‘Ex’ rated equipment
  • Ensured compliance with all standards & regulations
  • Compiled ‘Ex’ register and updated clients’ database
  • Carrying out Electrical Inspections
  • PDA and Asset Management Software
  • Remedial Actions
  • Auditing and Compliance
  • Value Engineering Solutions

For more information on how C&P Engineering Services can assist you with your hazardous area inspections and meeting compliance, please contact us on +44 (0) 1792 897002 or

HazardEx 2014

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

HazardEx 2014 Exhibitor – C&P Engineering Services 26th & 27th February 2014

C&P Engineering Services is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at HazardEx 2014. The two-day International Conference & Exhibition will be staged 26th & 27th February 2014 at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK.

The HazardEx 2014 Conference and Exhibition is THE networking event for senior staff involved in high hazard industry safety, and attendees include senior engineers and safety managers, company directors, product manufacturers, regulators and certification bodies, amongst others to attend.


Find out how C&P Engineering Services can assist you with your Ex asset performance, safety and integrity…come and talk to us at HazardEx 2014, Stand #17.

C&P Engineering Services will be holding meetings throughout the 2 Day Exhibition on the 26th & 27th February 2014.

While you visit us, why not enter our prize draw and get the chance to win one of 4 WOLF ATEX T6 SAFETY TORCHES for use in any Zone 1 or Zone 2 atmospheres.

Visit us at Stand #17 during the Exhibition, or alternatively book a meeting with us in advance…register your details below:

HazardEx 2014

More About HazardEx 2014

The HazardEx 2014 conference will include presentations by senior HSE Inspectors, UKPIA, and from prominent companies involved in the sector.  Subjects will include explosion prevention in mines, the latest IEC electrostatic guidance, DSEAR/ACOP revisions, hazard analysis, process safety standards, functional safety, SILs, ageing assets and maintenance, amongst much else.

Attendees will be engineers from the major process industries including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Energy & Utilities etc. Essentially anywhere dust, vapour or gas can become an explosion risk hazard. To complement the two day conference (fee required, contact us for details), there will be a specialist exhibition alongside with free access, offering a range of products & services to all visitors. The Institute of Measurement & Control will also be running a workshop & seminar for all attendees as part of HazardEx, contact us for details & to register.