Close Grade Inspections of Non-Electrical Equipment

F.E.S. (EX) Limited were entrusted with a significant project for our client; who is one of Europe’s leading companies for the transportation and bulk storage of liquid fuels.

The project involved close grade inspections of fixed non-electrical equipment within hazardous areas of a top-tier COMAH fuel handling facility located in the North of England. The inspections, were carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 80079 standards, covering 170 prescribed items of non-electrical equipment, including a range of pumps.

The scope was divided into 3 elements; an initial review of the client’s assets including collaborative working to formulate an Inspection plan to ensure minimal disruption to their site, completion of the Inspections and full project handover. Our qualified, competent, and experienced team of Project Engineers, Lead E,I&M ATEX Inspectors and E,I&M ATEX Inspectors were all instrumental in the successful execution of the project.

Drawing upon a proven track record in similar projects across various countries, we offered a dedicated Engineering team, exemplary customer care, and technical assistance to ensure compliance with DSEAR and the equipment’s ATEX certification.

During the project we utilised our in-house ExTrace® Asset Management & Inspection system, which not only reduced inspection times but generated a range of documents to assist with Client with their DSEAR/ATEX compliance;

  • Production of an ExTrace Asset Register with accompanying photos
  • Inspection Schedule
  • Non-conformance report*
  • Inspection reports
  • New database for our client to use as a base for tracking their Hazardous Assets

Whether you have electrical or non-electrical equipment in a hazardous area, contact us today to see how we can assist you with your DSEAR/ATEX Inspection requirements.

*This client elected to have our team carry out non-conformance rectifications at a later date due to plant requirements, however we are able to provide rectifications at the point of inspection.