Overhaul of Electrical Equipment for use Underground – Guidance on Compliance

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Capital expenditure freezes and reductions to R&M budgets are driving the industry to seek cheaper products and services. Furthermore, with a contracting industry comes a loss of personnel with a sound knowledge of explosion protection techniques. The combination of these two factors leads to an increased risk of non-compliance.
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Upcoming Changes to AS/NZS3800

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
AS/NZS 3800 is currently under review by EL23-04 and out for public comment. The intent was to fix technical errors, make the suit of documents cohesive and aligned and align the documents with the next edition of IEC60079.19
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JASANZ and the ANZEx Scheme Update

Thursday, 21 March 2019
As of the 3rd August 2016 JAS-ANZ assumed responsibility for the management and administration of the ANZEx scheme, under the terms of a Transfer Deed between JAS-ANZ and Standards Australia.
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Verification Dossier Requirements

Monday, 18 March 2019
Verification Dossier’s (or safety files) have been around for many years but their purpose or use is often misunderstood. This article is an attempt to explain what a verification dossier is, what is it supposed to be used for and how it should be maintained.
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ExTA BACKGROUND & CHALLENGES

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Since the 1990s there has been a significant expansion in the standards and an array of regulatory changes related to hazardous areas across Australia as well as globally. These changes are set to continue for many years to come. In North America, UK and Europe there have associations formed with a focus on hazardous areas, with the Australian and New Zealand markets missing out. 
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EPA Release Flip Chart for Petrol Station Operators

Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria has released a free resource for petrol and service stations in Victoria. The resource is designed to assist with the protection of the environment and public safety within the community.
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Department of Industry - Alerts & Investigations

Friday, 6 October 2017
Safety alerts, significant incidents and investigation reports to inform the NSW mining industry, suppliers, unions and industry organisations about work health and safety issues with the aim of preventing similar occurrences.
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Correcting Errors in Expired Ex Certificates

Thursday, 5 October 2017
When a documentation error is found in a current ANZEx or IECEx certificate of conformity that renders Ex equipment effectively non-compliant, the conventional approach to resolution is for the manufacturer to seek a supplementary certification to correct the error.
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Arc Faults in Flameproof Enclosures

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
The incidence of phase-to-phase arc faults in flameproof enclosures is relatively rare. By design, the majority of electrical faults manifest as phase-to-earth faults which, in an earth fault limited system, enables detection and isolation without catastrophic consequence.
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Chairman's Report

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
As all of you may already know, ExTA has been formed from members drawn from within the hazardous area industry groups. We have now been in operation for just on 3 years and we are now reviewing our future direction.
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Combustable Dust

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
This document provides fundamental background information on the risks associated with the overall combustibility of dust. The risks and precautionary actions required are unique to the materials handled and processes used by individual facilities.
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Correcting Errors in Expired Ex Certificates

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
When a documentation error is found in a current ANZEx or IECEx certificate of conformity that renders Ex equipment effectively non-compliant, the conventional approach to resolution is for the manufacturer to seek a supplementary certification to correct the error.
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Ex Testing and Certification

Friday, 17 March 2017
Late in 2016, TUV Rheinland Australia Pty Ltd (TRA) took the decision to withdraw from Ex testing and certification services in Australia under the ANZEx and IECEx Schemes.
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ExTA Arc Faults in FLP Enclosures

Friday, 17 March 2017
The incidence of phase-to-phase arc faults in flameproof enclosures is relatively rare. By design, the majority of electrical faults manifest as phase-to-earth faults which, in an earth fault limited system, enables detection and isolation without catastrophic consequence.
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JAS ANZ Update for ExTA

Thursday, 16 March 2017
As of the 3rd August 2016 JAS-ANZ assumed responsibility for the management and administration of the ANZEx scheme, under the terms of a Transfer Deed between JAS-ANZ and Standards Australia.
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ExTA Secretary Update for March Newsletter

Thursday, 16 March 2017
Welcome members and supporters to our latest newsletter. ExTA are now planning to deliver newsletters to our membership base four times every year. We have also decided to allow our members to utilise our website home page to showcase new product and service releases. The format will feature the new product on our homepage with a link to a page containing additional information as required.
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