Gary Devlin was originally trained as a radio technician with the Defence Department, later moving into sales roles in a number of major two-way radio companies.
The late 1980s brought about a demand for major upgrades to most of the Australian oil refineries and the author’s technical background and supply knowledge of the radiocommunications industry afforded opportunities to become a part of this exciting work.
Part of the process needed to fully understand the design requirements for intrinsically safe equipment led to completion of the EEHA inspection course through NSW TAFE in 2004. This education process is continuing as it must do in the fast-moving world of electronics. Currently he has enrolled to upgrade his qualifications to gain the latest required competencies for conformity assessment of foreign certified equipment for both gas and dust environments.
Thursday 23 June 11.00am-11.30am – Electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA) – just what is ‘intrinsically safe’?