BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016 Explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'', control of ignition sources ''b'', liquid immersion ''k''

BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016

Explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'', control of ignition sources ''b'', liquid immersion ''k''

Status : Current   Published : April 2016



What is this standard about?

This new part of the BS EN 80079 series provides requirements for non-electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

Who is this standard for?

It’s relevant to all professionals working with non-electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres, namely:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Site inspectors
  • Manufacturers of mechanical equipment for explosive environments
  • Manufacturers of components for mechanical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Occupational health and safety officers

It will also be used in industries which operate in potentially explosive atmospheres (dealing with gases, vapours and dusts):

  • Underground mining
  • Oil and gas production and processing plants; onshore and offshore platforms
  • Oil and gas tankers, drilling ships
  • Oil refineries
  • Petrochemical and chemical processing plants
  • Gas pipelines and distribution centres
  • Refuelling stations or petrol stations
  • Printing industries, paper and textiles
  • Surface coating industries
  • Sewerage treatment plants
  • Testing sites

BS EN ISO 80079-37 is also an important standard for those who bought BS EN 13463-1:2009; several standards in the BS EN 60079 series, BS EN ISO 80079-36 and BS EN ISO 80079-38.

Why should you use this standard? 

It specifies requirements for the design and construction of non-electrical equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres and protected by the following types of protection:

  • Constructional safety “c”
  • Control of ignition source “b” 
  • Liquid immersion “k”

This standard applies to non-electrical equipment such as: couplings, pumps, gearboxes, brakes, hydraulic and pneumatic motors and any combination of devices to realize a machine, fan, engine, compressor, assemblies, etc.

These types of ignition protection can be used on their own or in combination to meet the requirements for equipment of Group I, Group II, and Group III (depending on the ignition hazard assessment set out in BS EN ISO 80079-36). 

NOTE 1: BS EN 80079-37:2016 supplements and modifies requirements in BS EN 80079-36. Where it conflicts with BS EN 80079-36, this standard takes precedence.

NOTE 2: This standard supplies a means of conforming to essential requirements of 2014/34/EU.

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard supersedes BS EN 13463-5:2011, BS EN 13463-6:2005 and BS EN 13463-8:2003 which are withdrawn. Minor and formal changes and extensions have been made. These are listed in Annex ZB. They include:

  • Introduction of new definitions and slight redefinitions concerning ignition sources to improve ignition hazard assessment
  • Differentiation in requirements for ingress prevention for dust and liquids
  • Changing of wording regarding information for instructions
  • New reference regarding electrostatic requirements
  • Editorial modifications for clarity
  • Introduction of new definitions for marking

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 80079-37:2016
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'', control of ignition sources ''b'', liquid immersion ''k''
Publication Date30 April 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60079-0, IEC TS 60079-32-1, IEC 60529, ISO 281, ISO 1813, ISO 9563, ISO 4413, ISO 4414, ISO 19353, ISO 80079-36:2016, EN 13237, EN 13501-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60079-6, IEC 60079-20-1, IEC 61508-1:2010, IEC 61508-2:2010, IEC 61508-3:2010, IEC 61508-4:2010, IEC 61508-5:2010, IEC 61508-6:2010, IEC 61508-7:2010, IEC 61511, IEC 62061:2005, IEC 80079-38, ISO 13849-1:2006, EN 13478, EN 14986, EN 50303:2000, DIN 740-2, 2014/34/EU
ReplacesBS EN 13463-8:2003, BS EN 13463-6:2005, BS EN 13463-5:2011
International RelationshipsEN ISO 80079-37:2016,ISO 80079-37:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, June 2016.
Draft Superseded By12/30243459 DC
DescriptorsExplosive atmospheres, Flammable atmospheres, Explosions, Equipment safety, Safety measures, Hazards, Ignition, Design, Classification systems, Bearings, Power transmission systems, Clutches, Brakes, Braking systems, Springs, Damping devices, Conveyor belts, Marking
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives. Appareils non électriques destinés à être utilisés en atmosphères explosives. Mode de protection non électrique par sécurité de construction "c", par contrôle de la source d'inflammation "b", par immersion dans un liquide "k"
Title in GermanExplosionsgefährdete Bereiche. Nicht-elektrische Geräte für den Einsatz in explosionsgefährdeten Bereichen. Schutz durch konstruktive Sicherheit 'c', Zündquellenüberwachung 'b', Flüssigkeitskapselung 'k'
ISBN978 0 580 94554 0
File Size2.243 MB

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