A few months back, I have contacted a major Philippine professional organization of my intention to provide a seminar/workshop in Decemeber 2012 on Hazardous Area Classification and Design based on IEC 60079. I specifically mentioned that my services is free.
I summarized the objectives of the seminar / workshop as follows:
- To introduce IEC 60079 standards which is being used in 80% of all hazardous area designs world wide.
- To discuss the different types of protection in hazardous areas
- To select equipment in Hazardous Areas
- To classify hazardous area according to IEC 60079 using a sample P&ID diagram and Equipment Layout.
I was very happy to get an initial reponse from them. I was informed that the proposed workshop will be subject to committee discussion and approval. A course outline was also requested, so I provided it.
Until now, I have not received any reponse from them. I am still in limbo about the status of my request. If it was declined, why?
I am assuming that the committee don't see the importance of the seminar/workshop. In Australia, this course cost more than $5000 (PhP 220,000) two (2) years ago. And reservation should least be 4-5 months to be able to get a slot.
If you are an authorized Philippine training provider for Continuing Professional Education and interested on providing this course, feel free to contact me.