BS EN 60079-10-1:2009 - Explosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres – BSI British Standards
Maintenance will be taking place for Shop between Saturday 17th of February 09:00 and Sunday 18th February 15:00 UK time. There might be some disruption while you are using the site or purchasing standards. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this essential maintenance work.

Find Similar Items

This product falls into the following categories.

You may find similar items within these categories by selecting from the choices below:

BS EN 60079-10-1:2009

Explosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : April 2009 Replaced By : BS EN 60079-10-1:2015

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the BSI Knowledge Centre,
+44 20 8996 7004

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

Why BSI?

We are global, we’re independent and we’re a trusted service provider to 80,000 businesses. We operate in 147 countries and are the number one certification body in the UK and US. We created 85% of our portfolio because we know standards and we know your business. We’re leaders and we can make you one too.  

Standard NumberBS EN 60079-10-1:2009
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Classification of areas. Explosive gas atmospheres
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 April 2009
Withdrawn Date31 March 2016
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
Replaced ByBS EN 60079-10-1:2015
ReplacesBS EN 60079-10:2003
International RelationshipsEN 60079-10-1 (IEC 60079-10-1:,EN 60730-2-9/A2(IEC 60730-2-9/,IEC 60079-10-1:2008
Draft Superseded By06/30153066 DC
DescriptorsHazardous areas classification (for electrical equipment), Protected electrical equipment, Holes, Mathematical calculations, Ventilation, Electrical safety, Electrical equipment, Classification systems, Flammable atmospheres, Flammable materials, Explosive atmospheres, Gases, Electrical installations, Liquids
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 Size1.058 MB

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the BSI Knowledge Centre,
+44 20 8996 7004
 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Take the smart route to manage medical device compliance


The faster, easier way to work with standards

Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate.

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world

Customers who bought this product also bought