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Basics: Common EEHA Inspection Issues

Cable Management in Hazardous Areas
Basics: Common EEHA Inspection IssuesHazardous Areas Management

Cable entry devices in Hazardous Areas

Cable should be suitably supported so as to not impede the entry of the cable into the cable gland, as seen in the below images. AS/NZS 60079.14 : 2022 Explosive atmospheres Part 14 Design selection, erection and initial inspection | Clause 9.3.7 Avoidance of damage Where cables are secured to equipment or cable trays the bend radius on the cable should be in compliance with the cable manufacturer's data or be at least 8 times the cable diameter to prevent damage…
Byron McNeil
September 30, 2023
Cable Management | Exposed Steel Wire Armour (SWA)
Basics: Common EEHA Inspection IssuesHazardous Areas Management

Cable Management in Hazardous Areas (Explosive Atmospheres) | Covering the basics

Ensuring Cable Integrity in Hazardous Areas | Managing challenges & mitigating risks In industrial settings where explosive atmospheres are a constant concern, the importance of meticulous cable management cannot be overstated. Effective cable management ensures the integrity of electrical systems in major hazard facilities. In this article, we'll delve into the challenges posed by cable exposure, unsupported cables, and excessive radius bending of cables in hazardous areas, shedding light on the significance of proactive cable management strategies. Cable Exposure to…
Byron McNeil
August 12, 2023
Corrosion to SWA from the incorrect installation of cable glands
Basics: Common EEHA Inspection IssuesHazardous Areas Management

The Masked Deception: Cable Shrouds in Electrical Installations

Introduction Properly installed electrical systems are not only essential for operational efficiency but also for safety. However, there exists a lesser-known issue that plagues many installations – the misuse of cable shrouds as a means to disguise poor workmanship and their inadvertent contribution to water and dirt accumulation. This article sheds light on how cable shrouds, intended to protect cables and promote safety, can be misused to hide subpar or in-experienced workmanship whilst unintentionally contributing to new hazards.   The…
Byron McNeil
July 26, 2023
Incorrectly installed Ex cable gland with mechanical armour exposed.
Basics: Common EEHA Inspection IssuesHazardous Areas Management

Ensuring Safety in Hazardous Areas: The Perils of Incorrect Cable Gland Installation According to IEC60079 Standards

Introduction In hazardous environments where explosive gases, vapours, or combustible dusts are present, ensuring electrical safety is of paramount importance. Cable glands play a crucial role in providing a secure and safe electrical connection between equipment and cables in these hazardous areas. However, in many cases, cable glands are installed incorrectly, leading to significant safety hazards. One common issue is the exposure of Steel Wire Armored (SWA) cables out the back of the gland. This article explores the potential problems…
Byron McNeil
July 23, 2023