Length: 8 Weeks
Course Hours: Online Course - Refer to Syllabus
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.
ISA's online instructor-assisted training courses offer the benefit of a high quality ISA training course with the added advantage of studying at your own pace in the office, at home, or while traveling.
This online course utilizes pre-recorded training modules, additional video/simulation modules, as well as e-mail and live discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor throughout the course, as well as a listserve to communicate with other students in the class.
This online, self-paced course runs for eight (8) weeks. You will have access to 11 online modules, each taking approximately 60 minutes. Your course syllabus will guide you through the course modules and provide assignments and opportunities to interact with the instructor and other course participants.
This self-paced, online course provides a systematic approach to specifying and implementing instrumentation in hazardous locations. Related standards from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), American Petroleum Institute (API), and ISA are discussed.
You will be able to:
- Identify process and environmental factors that determine classification
- Describe and use procedures for electrical classification
- Use applicable standards to develop classification drawings for gases, dusts, and fibers
- Describe the basic principles of protection
- Select explosion proof apparatus for specific applications
- Determine when and why explosion seals should be used
- Specify the use of intrinsically safe and nonincendive systems
- Select the appropriate protective techniques for different hazards
- Select alternative protective techniques for reduced cost
- Specify devices, design methods and safe construction approaches per National Electrical Code NFPA 70
- Prepare electrical maintenance plans in these classified areas per National Electric Recommended Practice NFPA 70B
- Perform safe operation in these classified areas per National Electric Standard for Work Place Safety NFPA 70E
You Will Cover:
Students are asked to take the pre-exam, which includes questions related to the subject matter areas. Answers will be provided for students to assess their knowledge, prior to beginning the course material.
WEEK 1 - Module 1: Introduction & Location Classification Standards
WEEK 2 - Module 2: Class I Division & Zone Classification
WEEK 3 - Modules 3: Class I Zone (Alternative) & Class II Division Classifications
WEEK 4 - Module 4: Class III Division & Zone Classification for Dusts and Module 5: Protection Technique Standards & Enclosure Types
WEEK 5 - Module 6: Explosion Proof Enclosures & Module 7: Intrinsic Safety
WEEK 6 - Module 8: Non-incendive Systems & Module 9: Pressurization & Purging
WEEK 7 - Module 10: Other Types of Protection & Module 11: Maintenance Considerations
WEEK 8 - Final Examination
- Course noteset with slides from course modules and course syllabus
- ISA Standards: ANSI/ISARP12.06.01-2003 - Intrinsic Safety; ANSI/ISATR12.24.01-1998 (IEC 60079-10 Mod) - Class I, Zones 0, 1, and 2; ANSI/ISA12.01.01-1999 - Definitions and ANSI/ISA12.12.01-2000 - Non-incendive
Features of ISA CyberU online course:
Online Pre-recorded Course Modules
Your instructor has pre-recorded each course module so that you can access the course presentations on your schedule. Each module is a web/audio session that takes approximately 60 minutes.
Ask the Expert
Interact with your expert instructor, via email throughout the course and through scheduled live Q& A sessions. You can expect a reply to your email within 24 hours. This email address is active during the entire course duration.
The Q&A sessions provide an opportunity for you and your classmates to speak one-on-one with the instructor. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course material and interact with your fellow classmates.
You will be invited to subscribe to a course listserve that includes course participants. You can use this listserve to post questions and share experience relevant to the course with other class members.
Course Assignments and Exams
- Take the course pre-test before you begin studying the course material to get a better understanding of areas that you will want to focus on more during the course.
- Homework assignments for all modules will be indicated on the syllabus. The homework assignments are designed to help expand your understanding of the course material.
- Complete the final exam for the course in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) credit. The final exam will be taken and scored online. You must receive at least 80% on the course exam to receive CEU credit.
- Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits are awarded to all students who successfully complete the final course exam.
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