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ExTA Secretary Update for Newsletter May 2019

Welcome members and supporters to our latest newsletter, with a special welcome to our new Individual (Associate) Members, This is our second Newsletter for in our series for 2019. AS/NZS 3800: 2019 AS/NZS 3800 is about to have a major revision. To assist in making everybody aware of this, we a dedicating this newsletter to […]

Be Ready: NEW OHS Regulations Commencing 18 JUNE 2017

On 18 June 2017, Victoria’s new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations) will commence. The new OHS Regulations 2017 are mainly the same for most Victorian duty holders. However, if you are in a workplace where asbestos is present; are a manufacturer or an importing […]

Notification to NSW and QLD Underground Coal Mines – UPDATE

Monday, 12 December 2016 Notification to NSW and QLD Underground Coal Mines “dimensional error” Download Document 13th September 2016 Further to the above listed notification (attached) CMI is advising that the dimensional error listed on the certification drawing relating to the CMI “MINTO” AG314BQR / AG364BQR 300A 660V /1100V restrained receptacles has now been corrected […]

Update from ExTA secretary and notice of AGM

Update from ExTA secretary and notice of AGM Our AGM is scheduled for October 27th 2016. It will be held at the Christie Conference Centre, Level 4 – 100 Walker Street North Sydney from 10:30am to 2:30pm. In addition to our AGM, we will be having a Workshop with three speakers including a question time […]

Overhaul of Electrical Equipment for use Underground – Guidance on Compliance

Tim WebsterExTAtim.webster@joyglobal.com SUMMARY In the current economic climate of cut-backs and limited maintenance budgets, all end users are looking to reduce the costs of their maintenance schedules and overhauls as much as possible. This has led to a clash of objectives i.e. to keep the equipment safe and compliant, whilst spending as little money as […]

Notification to NSW and QLD Underground Coal Mines

Notification to NSW and QLD Underground Coal Mines 13th September 2016 “dimensional error” It has been brought to our attention that there is a dimensional error on a certification drawing relating to the CMI “MINTO” AG314BQR / AG364BQR 300A 660V /1100V restrained receptacles. This relates to certification drawing F-438 Rev I and relates to certificates […]

ExTA Background and challenges

Exta 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. These changes are set to continue for many years to come. In North America , UK and Europe there are associations and forums focussed […]

Update from ExTA Secretary and Notice of 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 In addition to our AGM, we will be having a Workshop with three speakers including a question time and discussions at the end. The topics are: · […]

The brave new world of mechanical explosion protection

Introduction 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. There was no distinction made between electrical, mechanical, chemical or natural ignition sources The Directive imposes requirements on the entirety of the supply chain including […]

Flameproof enclosures – pressure testing method

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. This paper looks at the process of pneumatic testing of Ex d enclosures including risks and hazards, as well as […]

Get Access to the ExTA Forum today!

As you may have already heard, we have developed an online forum for members and supporters of ExTA as well as our online newsletter. As this is your association, regular contributions would be most welcomed and appreciated in either of these channel. The content in our newsletters, on the website or discussions on the ExTA […]

Dust – Explosion Protection

Powders or dust like substances are processed or are by-products of the production process in many industries. Whether the dust is useful (e.g. for the production of synthetics, pigments or pharmaceuticals) or waste, a large majority of dust-like substances pose the danger of fire or possibly even explosions. Eighty percent of all industrial dusts are […]

MACHINE SAFETY – Introduction – Icarus, Daedalus & Risk Management

Introduction – Icarus, Daedalus, and risk management The ancient Greek story of Icarus and his father, Daedalus, tells of a master craftsman who made wings from feathers and wax, designed such that a man could wear them and fly. Knowing the material properties of feathers and wax, Daedalus warned his son Icarus not to fly […]

Differences between Explosion Protected Electrical Equipment & Components

This document has been prepared to set out the guidelines /rules regarding the differences between ‘Ex equipment’ and ‘Ex component’, in regards to the use of empty flameproof Ex d enclosures by third parties to manufacture Ex equipment. Scenario It has been noted that certain service facilities have been purchasing empty flameproof enclosures, fitting and […]