The “Explosion Safety” White Paper summarizes the legal aspects of working with a robot in potentially explosive environments, aspects of Ex certification of equipment and, if working under a hot work permit with an uncertified system, the required risk analysis and risk mitigation.
The main goals for writing this White Paper were:
for solution developers and service providers, to use as a reference when developing solutions and services for application in Ex environments;
to be used as a starting point for asset operators’ internal discussions, for example regarding different ways of risk reduction and acceptability of a certain risk;
to help asset operators to find and define common ground and differences regarding risk analysis and mitigation.
Highlighted in the different sections of this White Paper are:
What is explosion safety; Law and regulations; Explosion protection methods; and Current industry practices.
The “Explosion Safety” White Paper is not a guideline, recommendation or advice.