The ExTA Newsletter - Edition 2

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Welcome to the second edition of the ExTA Newsletter!
Please find below some of the latest updates from the ExTA community.

1. Update from Chairman

Hello and welcome to our second ExTA newsletter. As all of you may already know, ExTA has been formed from members drawn from within the hazardous area industries groups.

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Update from ExTA Secretary and Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our AGM is scheduled for October 29th 2015. It will be held at the Christie Conference Centre, Level 4 - 100 Walker Street North Sydney. 10-30am to 2.30pm.

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The brave new world of mechanical explosion protection

The processes of developing mechanical explosion-protection techniques and standards started within ATEX [ATmospherique EXplosive] with a generalised EU Directive (1993) requiring the management of ignition risks in hazardous areas.

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Flameproof enclosures – pressure testing methods

Overpressure testing is an integral part of the verification of new or overhauled Ex d enclosures. Pneumatic testing presents a potentially effective way to complete overpressure testing and may provide some advantages over hydrostatic alternatives.

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ExTA Background and challenges

Since the 1990s there has been a significant expansion in the standards and an array of regulatory changes related to hazardous areas. Not just in Australia but overseas as well.

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NSW Regulator Safety Alerts



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