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BS EN 60079-10-1:2009

Explosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres

Status : Current   Published : April 2009



What is BS EN 60079-10-1:2009?

Organizations that operate in areas with dangerous quantities and concentrations of flammable gas should implement the right protective measures to reduce the risk of explosions. BS EN 60079-10-1:2009 sets out the essential criteria to assess hazards and give guidance on control parameters which can be used to reduce these risks. The standard also gives best practice recommendations relating to the instalment of electrical equipment to ensure electrical safety in explosive atmospheres. 

How does it work?

BS EN 60079-10-1:2009 first looks at the general safety principles and hazardous area classifications, before defining the type and extent of zones. It gives a comprehensive explanation of ventilation – including the main types, degree and availability. The standard also shares best practice examples of sources of release and release rates.

Who should buy it?

  • Manufacturers of protected electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of flammable materials
  • Health and safety officers
  • Risk assessors
  • Organisations operating in explosive atmospheres

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Standard NumberBS EN 60079-10-1:2009
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres
Publication Date30 April 2009
Cross ReferencesIEC 60050-426, IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-4, IEC 60079-4A, IEC/TR 60079-20, EN 60079-0, IEC 60050-426, IGEM/SR/25:2000
ReplacesBS EN 60079-10:2003
International RelationshipsEN 60079-10-1:2009,IEC 60079-10-1:2008
Draft Superseded By06/30153066 DC
DescriptorsExplosive atmospheres, Electrical equipment, Protected electrical equipment, Electrical safety, Hazardous areas classification (for electrical equipment), Electrical installations, Ventilation, Flammable atmospheres, Classification systems, Mathematical calculations, Gases, Holes, Liquids, Flammable materials
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives. Classement des emplacements. Atmosphères explosives gazeuses
Title in GermanExplosionsfähige Atmosphäre. Einteilung der Bereiche. Gasexplosionsgefährdete Bereiche
ISBN978 0 580 57324 8
File Size1.695 MB

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