- Heinrich Groh, Dr Heinrich Groh VDE, Lünen, Germany, a planning and consulting company specialising in Electrical Power Engineering, High Voltage Technology, Explosion Protection and Thermodynamics. Member of and German speaker for CENELEC, the international committee for explosion protection.
This book makes Hazardous or Electrical Area Classification simple. In plants processing flammable materials, every effort is made to avoid the escape of such materials and in addition, stringent measures are taken to exclude sources of ignition. A complex array of standards surround this topic which has lead to an overly conservative approach being taken. This type of approach means that much more expensive electrical apparatus than is necessary is installed.To avoid this unnecessary expenditure, Dr Groh clearly explains the relevant standards, so that accurate assessment of the risks associated with hazardous areas is possible. He also identifies possible ignition sources and methods of designing apparatus which do not cause sparks thereby maintaining safety.
Engineers, physicists, technicians, project managers and consultants in the chemical industry, oil and gas industry, coal mining, those responsible for plant operation, planning of electrical systems, maintenance and repair of explosion protected electrical apparatus.