BSI Standard - BS EN 60079-0:2009

BS EN 60079-0:2009

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment. General requirements

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : November 2009 Replaced By : BS EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013, BS EN 60079-2:2014

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What is BS EN 60079-0: 2009?

BS EN 60079-0 sets out the general electrical safety requirements for the construction, testing and marking of electrical equipment and components that are used in explosive atmospheres. Explosive or flammable atmospheres can be defined as temperatures of -20 °C to +60 °C; pressure of 80 kPa (0,8 bar) to 110 kPa (1,1 bar); and air with normal oxygen content, typically 21 % v/v. This standard also covers classification systems and can be used during type, impact, thermal, environmental and mechanical testing.

How does it work?

BS EN 60079-0 looks at protected electrical equipment, the effect of temperature and gives clear guidelines relating to grades. It also includes safety principles for electric enclosures, fasteners and circuits. This standard covers various aspects of electrical testing, test equipment and testing conditions. It also provides supplementary requirements for rotating electrical machines, switchgear, fuse-links, electric plugs, sockets and luminaires. 

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Organizations supplying electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres
  • Organizations testing electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres

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Standard NumberBS EN 60079-0:2009
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Equipment. General requirements
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 November 2009
Withdrawn Date30 September 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 62013-1, EN 60079-28:2007, EN 60623:2001, IEC 60216-1, EN 60243-1:1998, IEC 60623, EN 60192:2001, EN ISO 4026:2003, IEC 60079-30-1, IEC 60079-11, IEC 60423, EN 60079-15:2005, IEC 61951-1, ISO 286-2, EN 60079-18:2004, EN 60664-1:2007, EN 60086-1:2007, IEC 60079-31, EN 60079-11:2007, EN 60216-1:2001, EN ISO 4014:2000, IEC 60079-15, IEC 60095-1, EN 60216-2:2005, ANSI/UL 746B, EN 60079-1:2007, EN 60079-25:2004/Corrigendum:2006, EN ISO 4017:2000, EN 60079-18:2004/Corrigendum:2006, IEC 60622, EN 60079-7:2007, EN 60034-1:2004, EN 61951-2:2003, EN 60423:2007, IEC 60050-426, EN 60529:1991/Corrigendum:1993, EN ISO 527-2:1996, EN 60079-30-1:2007, IEC 60086-1, IEC 60947-1, EN 60034-5:2001, EN 61056-1:2003, EN 60079-26:2007, EN 60079-2:2007, IEC 61241-4, IEC 60243-1, EN 61951-1:2003, EN ISO 4029:2003, IEC 61056-1, ISO 1817, EN ISO 4762:2004, IEC 61241-1, EN 20273:1991, IEC 60079-1, ISO 179, ISO 4029, ISO 178, ISO 4032, ISO 48, IEC 60079-4, ISO 4014, ISO 965-3, ISO 4762, EN 60662:1993, ISO 965-1, EN 60529:1991, ISO 4028, ISO 4027, ISO 4026, ISO 4017, IEC 60079-2, ISO 262, IEC 60079-6, EN 61
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013, BS EN 60079-2:2014
International RelationshipsEN 60079-0:2009,IEC 60079-0:2007
Draft Superseded By05/30134569 DC
DescriptorsImpact testing, Marking, Explosive atmospheres, Electric cells, Electrical testing, Grades (quality), Type testing, Circuits, Type i protected electrical equipment, Earthing, Environmental testing, Flammable atmospheres, Verification, Testing conditions, Fuse-links, Plastics, Electric sockets, Electrical safety, Electric plugs, Mechanical testing, Fasteners, Temperature, Thermal testing, Test equipment, Electric enclosures, Classification systems, Drop tests, Luminaires, Protected electrical equipment, Rotating electric machines, Electrical equipment, Switchgear, Cable glands, Cap lamps, Metals, Dust, Type d protected electrical equipment
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives. Matériel. Exigences générales
Title in GermanExplosionsfähige Atmosphäre. Geräte. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 55443 8
File Size2.007 MB

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