Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Ind spark, Nov 23, 2021.
Doing a 5 day course in December, has anyone done it? Am I in for a tough week?
Don't know if this will help http://www.sparkyfacts.co.uk/Guide_to_the_Electricians_CompEx_course.html
Thanks for the info, anything helps.
Good luck, I don't think it's easy.
Thanks, I'll let you know how i get on.
With your experience I'm sure you will be fine, but yes, look forward to hearing.
Not sure of your oil and gas experience but being an industrial spark is certainaly a good start as you have to do a fair bit of SWA glanding, used to be Hawke 501 Universal glands but don’t know if that is still the case as it is about 15years ago since I last did it although I have done it a few times over the years before that as it only lasts for 3 to 5 years.
Terms to get familiar with so that your brain doesn’t get too brain overloaded on the week.
Methods of protection, Exd, Exi, Exe, Exn, Exp just get familiar with the terminology, you will get much more detail on course.
T1 to T6 learn your temperature classifications before course, only 6 temperatures to remember.
Gas groups ABC just get familiar with what they mean.
I can go into bags more detail if you have more questions,
Thank you iv got a few weeks before I do it so that gives me an idea of what to research.
My experience in this is very limited, iv installed/ replaced lots of flameprooef light fittings/isolators etc, using the Ex gland kits and MICC.
The swa glanding won't be an issue iv been making off SWA cables of all sizes every week for 20 years.
First time I did it it was open book but it isn’t anymore.
If you’re an experienced industrial spark the practical parts should be ok but the theory is mind numbing.
Basically you have to remember loads of facts and figures. Last time I took it I failed the theory element 3 times, at the time I worked offshore and got paid overtime to attend courses.
I built my summerhouse out of the money I earnt in overtime and christened it The Compex Wing kindly sponsored by Centrica Storage.
Blimey Ind, what you looking at doing, re-wiring a petrol forecourt or a distillery!!
Which reminds me of my teenage years, working at a small rural garage, we had the old type clock hands pumps, strictly attended service - I was fixing a mower late one sunday evening, the bosses son and his mates (all about 8) were playing formula 1 on their bikes round the forecourt - I could smell an awful stench of 4 star, and it wasn't from the mower, went round to have a look, the kids had been pretending to refil their "cars", they were soaked, as was the forecourt.
The kids got an early bath and I decided against a relaxing silk cut in the evening sun!
Spot on mate Gin distilary.
14 weeks of nights, can't wait
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