Advitech is highly experienced in many aspects of risk management and functional safety.

Our proven methodologies and rigorous approach can be applied to any risk context to achieve safety of people, operations, the environment and the community.

We work within the framework of international and other relevant standards for Risk Management, Process Risk and WHS regulations.

Our customers benefit from our experience, which enables us to suggest relevant and effective controls to reduce risk levels to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Hazardous Area Classification (HAC)

Flammable gases and liquids or combustible dusts are commonly generated, handled or stored in manufacturing, mining and processing facilities. The area in which an ignition source and explosive atmosphere could be present is known as a hazardous area.

To ensure the safety of personnel, plant and equipment, a number of Acts, Regulations and Standards have been adopted within Australia to cover Hazardous Areas. Advitech offers a range of specialist services in hazardous area assessment and classification for gas and dust atmospheres.

Our team are formally trained and competent in accordance with the AS/NZS 4761:2008 series of Standards.We can manage the entire hazardous area assessment and classification process from start to finish, improving the safety of your operation and ensuring legislative requirements are met.

HAC Services

  • Installation verification auditing against relevant State legislation, guidelines and Australian Standards for installed equipment
  • Facilitation of risk assessments to determine if safety levels need to be altered depending on the level of risk to human life, equipment and property
  • Advice and recommendation of actions by our experienced process engineers and accredited dangerous goods consultants to improve safety and compliance
  • Engineering drafting to prepare hazardous area classification drawings to support site verification dossier
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling and Simulation for more detailed review of the probable extent of hazardous zones Read More
HAC Experience
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Coal Upgrading & Handling Facilities
  • Chemical Facilities
  • Gas Transmission
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Waste Recovery Facilities
  • Food Processing
  • Fibreglass manufacturing - pools & spas

Project Examples

  • Hazardous area inspection and classification for a coal reclaim tunnel
  • Classification of hazardous areas for a proposed major coal mine
  • Review of hazardous areas across 12 sites for a Utilities provider
  • Classification of hazardous areas and preparation of drawings for a waste recovery facility
  • Hazardous Area Classification of drilling rig Read Case Study

Advitech are HAC specialists for hazardous area classification

Advitech provide extensive hazardous area classification services