Webinar: Hazardous Locations - Code, markings, drawings and more


Please carefully read the "fine print" at the bottom of this page, prior to registering.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Reading and interpreting a hazardous area classification drawing
  2. Determining if a product is certified for use in a hazardous location
  3. Interpreting hazardous location equipment markings
  4. Application of the Canadian Electrical Code


This webinar will cover the basics in reading and interpreting a hazardous area classification drawing and how to use the information to determine the Class, Zone/Division, Group and Temperature code requirements for electrical or instrumentation equipment intended to be installed.  Product certification requirements and how to interpret Division and IEC markings on HazLoc (hazardous location) equipment will be covered as well as how to determine if the equipment to be installed is suitable for the location in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code. 

We will also provide a preview of major changes coming into the 2021 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, primarily Section 18 Hazardous Locations.  Also, a couple of related and very important changes in other Sections for industrial facilities will be touched on.  A couple of major changes to API 505, area classification for Zones for the petroleum industry, to be included in the next edition will be highlighted.

Intended Audience:  Engineers, Designers, Manufacturer’s, Installers and Inspectors who are responsible for the design, selection and installation of equipment in hazardous locations.

"Fine Print"

  • This webinar is 2 hours duration.
  • The webinar is free for active IEEE members. 
  • There is a $5 registration fee for people who are not active IEEE members.
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  Date and Time




  • Date: 29 Sep 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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The webinar link will be emailed to registrants on Sept 28

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada

  • Co-sponsored by EngWorks Inc. & OBIEC Consulting Ltd.
  • Starts 01 August 2020 12:00 AM
  • Ends 27 September 2020 11:59 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Allan Bozek, P.Eng, MBA

Allan Bozek, P.Eng, MBA of EngWorks Inc.


Allan is a Principal with EngWorks supporting the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of industrial facilities that incorporate flammable gases and/or combustible dusts hazards. He also supports manufacturers who design, and manufacture products intended for use in hazardous locations.  He is a member of the IEEE industrial applications society, a committee member of the Canadian Electrical Code Section 18 (Hazardous Locations) and is active in several IEEE and IEC committees developing product and installation standards for use in hazardous locations.  He is certified under the IEC Certificate of Personnel Competence Program (COPC) to perform hazardous area classification design.  Allan has presented numerous training courses and seminars on the topic of hazardous locations and the electrical design of industrial facilities.

Address:Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tim Driscoll, P.Eng, F.IEEE

Tim Driscoll, P.Eng, F.IEEE of OBIEC Consulting Ltd.


Tim has been employed at Shell Canada for 35 years in various positions including control engineering, project management and electrical engineering, notably the chief electrical engineer for the last 16 years.  Responsibilities in electrical engineering included support for all Shell Canada’s facilities in the areas of operations, maintenance, safety, energy and capital projects.  Retired from Shell for 10 years, he runs a small engineering firm in Calgary, OBIEC Consulting.  He has co-authored several papers and presentations at the IEEE PCIC Conference, IEEE PCIC Europe Conference, IEEE ESTMP Workshop, IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop, and IEEE SAS/NCS Seminars on hazardous locations, lighting, heating and various other industrial electrical topics.  He is chair of the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, Sections 18 (HazLoc) & 62 (Heating) and Part IV, Objective Based Industrial Electrical Code, and participates on the Alberta Safety Codes Council (Electrical), API 500/505 and several other CSA, IEEE and IEC committees & standards.

Address:Calgary, Alberta, Canada