AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades

26 September 2017
Ex equipment repair courses outlined in new AEMT videos.
The AEMT (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) has produced a pair of complementary videos that explain the courses they run for those involved with equipment that operates in potentially explosive atmospheres. They provide information on who should attend the courses and what they cover in terms of theoretical and practical sessions.
Thomas Marks, Secretary of the AEMT explains that the videos should assist potential attendees to decide which courses are right for them. “We know that engineers and technicians are busy people who have to make the most of any time away from their normal place of work. By checking the videos below they can be sure of what they will learn from each course.”

The first video explains who the courses are aimed at. In fact, they are quite wide ranging and so will be valuable to anyone who is handling, installing and maintaining Ex equipment as well as to managers whose responsibilities include the use and support of such equipment. This will include personnel from service centres that handle Ex motors, pumps, gearboxes etc; including operatives, technicians and engineers, as well as supervisors and managers who need to understand the requirements being addressed by their technical colleagues.

By covering the theories involved in Ex engineering, delegates to Module 1 courses will become certain of the various legislative and practical requirements and can make sure their company procedures meet the appropriate national and international standards. Importantly it will enable them to review their record keeping, so that full traceability is created.  This module will help them build an understanding of the different directives, standards and regulations that apply to their work.

Module 2 is a hands-on session where delegates get to see and work with Ex equipment, check different flame paths and practise the various calculations related to Ex engineering. “Importantly, we have delegates fill in several repair reports” says Thomas. “This is good practise and helps highlight the fact that these are important legal documents.

On completing the assessments in Module 2, delegates will have passed the course on Ex equipment repair.

After 3 years, due to the requirements of the repair standard, delegates are required to return to refresh their knowledge. Our module 3 refresher course (or 2R for courses outside the UK) is aimed at these individuals. 

On Film

Video Thumbnail
Video Thumbnail
More News from the AEMT
13 December 2017
The winners of the first Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards 2017 have been revealed at a ceremony held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Coventry, on 29th November. The black-tie dinner event, saw 150 people from across the country gather to celebrate the best achievements in the electrical and mechanical trade sector.
08 December 2017
The average European uses 16 tonnes of resources a year, of which only 40% is recycled. This is clearly not sustainable, so the idea of the Circular Economy was born to help us to move away from this situation. Dr. Hugh Falkner looks into how the repair industry is central to the Circular Economy.
Member News
08 December 2017
When the Mucomir Hydro-power station in Scotland identified the urgent need for a new Brushless AC Exciter it turned to Quartzelec to develop, implement and commission the retrofit solution.

Twitter Feed

News: Ex equipment repair courses outlined in new AEMT videos.