CompEx Ex 01-04

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Ind spark, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. Ind spark

    Ind spark Active Member

    Doing a 5 day course in December, has anyone done it? Am I in for a tough week?

    Bit nervous :confused:
  2. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

  3. Ind spark

    Ind spark Active Member

    Thanks for the info, anything helps.
  4. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Good luck, I don't think it's easy.
  5. Ind spark

    Ind spark Active Member

    Thanks, I'll let you know how i get on.
  6. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    With your experience I'm sure you will be fine, but yes, look forward to hearing.
  7. Roys

    Roys Active Member

    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,
  8. Ind spark

    Ind spark Active Member

    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.

    Thanks again.
  9. Vin

    Vin Active Member

    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.
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  10. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    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!
  11. Ind spark

    Ind spark Active Member

    Spot on mate Gin distilary.
    14 weeks of nights, can't wait :confused:

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