Consulting

Canary HLE offers their expertise to companies who are installing pre-existing certified hazardous locations equipment, and, those who are designing hazardous locations (hazloc) equipment with the intent to certify it. Canary HLE believes in explaining both the “how” and the “why” for each of our projects and incorporates a training component into each consulting project. To view more information about the types of consulting services offered by Canary HLE, please click on applicable tabs below.

  • Schematic reviews for compliance to applicable intrinsic safety Standards:
    • Safety factors
    • Analysis for countable and non-countable faults
    • Energy/Power calculations for components
    • Analyze transformer and component construction
    • Field wiring entity parameters
    • Barrier, fuse, shunt designs, etc.
    • Test plan and sample preparation

 

  • Mechanical review for compliance to flameproof Standards:
    • Analyze construction of enclosure(s) including
      • Wall thickness
      • Flamepaths
      • External entries
      • Electrical limitations
      • Geometric construction of internal equipment
    • Test plan and sample preparation

Hazardous Locations product design encompasses several stages; concept, product construction, testing, and certification. Canary HLE works with clients during the conceptual stage to ensure that the applicable Standards are incorporated into the product prior to construction, saving time and money.

 

Another stream of Product Design deals with the purchasing of certified hazardous locations equipment or components and assembling them in such as way as to make them safe to operate within a potentially explosive atmosphere.

 

The following are examples of the types of product design consulting that Canary HLE offers:

 

Investigate proposed design changes for certified products

  • Do the changes impact Certification?

Standards Update

  • Evaluate Certification file and compare it to the updated Standard
  • Determine if resubmission is required
  • Establish whether additional action is required.

 

Troubleshooting

Canary HLE will help you determine why your device did not pass Certification due to:

  • Construction review failure
  • Insufficient documentation
  • Testing failure

Let Canary help you save time and money by preparing your Verification Dossier. This document is the central point of continuous maintenance documentation for hazardous locations equipment repairs, maintenance and on-going inspections.

 

The Verification Dossier for your company demonstrates:

  • Compliance of electrical machinery in your hazardous location (hazloc) installations
  • Proof of safety management for this equipment
  • Organization of hazloc documentation for ease of retrieval
  • A time and money saving measure for companies with equipment located in potentially explosive atmospheres.

 

Hazardous locations equipment safety is determined by locating and interpreting its Certification labels as well as the corresponding documentation.  If this information is missing, Canary HLE will help you locate where to find it.

 

Verification Dossiers are “live documents” in that they are updated when hazardous locations equipment is inspected, new equipment is installed, or when area classifications change.

Pre-Certification
  • Schematic reviews for compliance to applicable intrinsic safety Standards:
    • Safety factors
    • Analysis for countable and non-countable faults
    • Energy/Power calculations for components
    • Analyze transformer and component construction
    • Field wiring entity parameters
    • Barrier, fuse, shunt designs, etc.
    • Test plan and sample preparation

 

  • Mechanical review for compliance to flameproof Standards:
    • Analyze construction of enclosure(s) including
      • Wall thickness
      • Flamepaths
      • External entries
      • Electrical limitations
      • Geometric construction of internal equipment
    • Test plan and sample preparation
Product Design

Hazardous Locations product design encompasses several stages; concept, product construction, testing, and certification. Canary HLE works with clients during the conceptual stage to ensure that the applicable Standards are incorporated into the product prior to construction, saving time and money.

 

Another stream of Product Design deals with the purchasing of certified hazardous locations equipment or components and assembling them in such as way as to make them safe to operate within a potentially explosive atmosphere.

 

The following are examples of the types of product design consulting that Canary HLE offers:

 

Investigate proposed design changes for certified products

  • Do the changes impact Certification?

Standards Update

  • Evaluate Certification file and compare it to the updated Standard
  • Determine if resubmission is required
  • Establish whether additional action is required.

 

Troubleshooting

Canary HLE will help you determine why your device did not pass Certification due to:

  • Construction review failure
  • Insufficient documentation
  • Testing failure
Verification Dossier

Let Canary help you save time and money by preparing your Verification Dossier. This document is the central point of continuous maintenance documentation for hazardous locations equipment repairs, maintenance and on-going inspections.

 

The Verification Dossier for your company demonstrates:

  • Compliance of electrical machinery in your hazardous location (hazloc) installations
  • Proof of safety management for this equipment
  • Organization of hazloc documentation for ease of retrieval
  • A time and money saving measure for companies with equipment located in potentially explosive atmospheres.

 

Hazardous locations equipment safety is determined by locating and interpreting its Certification labels as well as the corresponding documentation.  If this information is missing, Canary HLE will help you locate where to find it.

 

Verification Dossiers are “live documents” in that they are updated when hazardous locations equipment is inspected, new equipment is installed, or when area classifications change.

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