Current challenges for operation and maintenance of electrical equipment in ships’ hazardous areas
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Appearance of hazardous areas on ships and other mobile sea units is a result of use of combustible materials for propulsion systems and ongoing ships’ maintenance, but also because of the load transported or processed. Safety associated with it depends not only on the proper operation of devices installed in the potentially explosive areas, but also on their proper maintenance. Crews are trained on compulsory courses mainly focused on operation. ETO, who is responsible for the technical efficiency of electrical explosion-proof equipment, should complete a dedicated compulsory training program. Another purpose of the article is to draw attention to obsolescence and stiffness of the current regulations with regards to hazardous areas on ships and other mobile sea units. Updating marine regulations in compliance with the global IECEx system will eliminate the existing drawbacks.
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