HFL Consulting (now part of SLR)

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In addition to meeting functional safety needs, electrical and mechanical equipment present within a flammable atmosphere must comply with the relevant requirements of ATEX 95 and must be inspected and maintained accordingly.

HFL Consulting’s team of experienced engineers are fully conversant with the requirements of ATEX and DSEAR and can provide advice and support in relation to specification, inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (powders, dusts, flammable liquids and vapours).

We can also help ensure the necessary documentation and records are in place for ongoing compliance with ATEX / DSEAR, for new and existing plant, including those relating to:

  • Hazardous area classification and drawings
  • Specification of electrical and mechanical equipment according to the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 (EPS)
  • Mechanical Equipment Ignition Risk Assessment (MEIRA) studies
  • Design and implementation of explosion prevention and protection systems
  • Systems and procedures for ongoing inspection, testing, maintenance and corrective action management
  • Competence management and training


Design Safety Reviews

Relief System Studies