Explosive Atmospheres


Potentially explosive atmospheres can occur whenever mixtures of gases, vapours, mists and dusts occur that could ignite under certain circumstances. They occur in a range of industries including chemical plants, gas and petroleum facilities, mines and mills. Wherever they occur, safety must be given a high priority.

BSI publishes a number of standards to help designers, manufacturers, and those who carry out installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in gas atmospheres. They can also help you comply with the Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC.

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Browse all electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres standard and publications 

Key standards:


BS EN 60079-1:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"

BS EN 60079-2:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"

BS EN 60079-5:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by powder filling "q"

BS EN 60079-6:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protected by oil immersion "o"

BS EN 60079-7:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by increased safety ‘e’

BS EN 60079-10-1:2009
Explosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres

BS EN 60079-11:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by intrinsic safety ‘I’

BS EN 60079-14:2008
Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations design, selection and erection

BS EN 60079-17:2007
Inspection and maintenance of electrical installation in hazardous areas (other than mines)

BS EN 60079-19:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation

BS EN 60079-26:2007
Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Construction, test and marking of Group II Zone 0 electrical apparatus

BS EN 60079-27:2008
Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Fieldbus intrinsically safe concept (FISCO) and fieldbus non-incendive concept (FNICO)

BS EN 60079-28:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation

BS EN 60079-30-1:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Electrical resistance trace heating. General and testing requirements

BS EN 60079-30-2:2007
Explosive atmospheres. Electrical resistance trace heating. Application guide for design, installation and maintenance

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