Compex Inspection Survey

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Ex Compex Inspection Survey



Our inspections will result in a complete and comprehensive survey of all installed Ex equipment by our highly trained and experienced “CompEx” certified engineers, technicians and electricians who have specialized experience in the inspection and compliance of electrical installations in potentially explosive atmospheres.


We will assist you & provide assurance that you are in compliance with all of the latest international standards, codes, regulations and practices and you are meeting your legal obligations, all the while ensuring your facility and/or MODU is safer and hazard free with regards to electrically induced explosive scenarios


CORE-IRM offer cost effective solutions to hazardous area inspections, coupled with high level technical support and minimum interruption to your processes and plant.

•    Combustible Dusts
•    Explosive Gases and Vapors
•    Intrinsically Safe Systems





Our inspections are based on the following Standards:


1: IEC 60079-17 Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas

2: IEC 60079-14 Electrical equipment for installation in hazardous areas

3: 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) the protection of workers at risk from potentially explosive atmospheres Directive

4: 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) Equipment and protective systems in potentially explosive atmospheres Directive

5: DSEAR the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations


Types of Inspection Survey:



Initial Inspection is necessary to check that the selected type of protection on the relevant items of equipment is appropriate for the hazardous area.



Periodic Inspection is a routine inspection carried out at pre-determined intervals, which applies to existing installations.

This survey monitors the effects of deterioration and/or change. Please be advised the intervals between periodic inspections should not exceed three years, however it is recommended to carry out these surveys on a more frequent basis


Grades of Inspection & Their Criteria


LEVEL 1 – A visual Inspection that identifies equipment easily accessible by step ladders without the need of specialized access such as scaffolding and/or rope access, any defects that are noticeable to the naked eye, such as missing bolts, etc…


LEVEL 2 – A close Inspection that includes level 1 inspection criteria and additionally identifies any defects, such as loose bolts, that are only apparent by using specialized access such as scaffolding and/or rope access or hand tools. Close inspections do not normally require the enclosure to be opened or the equipment to be de-energized/isolated.


LEVEL 3 – This is a detailed Inspection that includes both level 1 & 2 inspection criteria, this level will additionally identify any defects such as loose terminals, which are apparent only by opening the equipment and/or using tools and specialized test equipment.





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