BS EN 60079-0:2006 - Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. General requirements – BSI British Standards

BS EN 60079-0:2006

Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. General requirements

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : September 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 60079-0:2009, BS EN 60079-14:2014

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The BS EN 60079 series of standards has been written for manufacturers of electrical equipment for use in gas explosive atmospheres.

Unless modified by one of the parts in the IEC 60079 series, electrical apparatus complying with this standard is intended for use in hazardous areas in which explosive gas atmospheres, caused by mixtures of air and gases, vapours or mists, exist under normal atmospheric conditions of:

  • temperature –20 °C to +60 °C;
  • pressure 80 kPa (0,8 bar) to 110 kPa (1,1 bar); and
  • air with normal oxygen content, typically 21 % v/v.

The application of electrical apparatus in atmospheric conditions outside this range may need special consideration.

If you design, manufacture or test electrical equipment for use in gas explosive atmospheres, the newly-revised BS EN 60079-0 can be used to meet the Equipment and Protective Systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC.

What is the ATEX Directive?

The ATEX Directive applies to you if you design or manufacture certain types of equipment which will be used in potentially explosive atmospheres and which is placed on the market within the European Economic Area.

For more information about the ATEX Directive visit

BS EN 60079-0:2006 replaces BS EN 60079-0:2004 which remains current until it is withdrawn on 1 October 2008.

Standard NumberBS EN 60079-0:2006
TitleElectrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. General requirements
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date29 September 2006
Withdrawn Date30 November 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60079-15, EN 60079-10:2003, EN 60079-7:2003, IEC 60079-6, EN 60947-1:2004, EN 61150:1993, IEC 61150, EN ISO 4027:2003, IEC 61056-1, EN ISO 4032:2000, IEC 60079-7, IEC 60079-18, ANSI/UL 746B, IEC 60086-1, EN 60079-1:2004/Corrigendum:2006, EN 60216-1:2001, EN ISO 4028:2003, IEC 60079-10, IEC 60529, IEC 60947-1, EN 60079-2:2004, EN ISO 4017:2000, EN 60192:2001, IEC 60623, ISO 527-2, ISO 4892-1, EN 60086-1:2001, EN ISO 4014:2000, EN 62013-1:2006, EN 60079-18:2004, IEC 60622, EN ISO 4029:2003, IEC 60662, EN 60423:1994, IEC 60423, IEC 60216-2, EN ISO 179, EN 60079-1:2004, IEC 61436, IEC 60192, EN 20286-2:1993, IEC 62086-1, ISO 179, ISO 4028, IEC 60079-2, EN 60529:1991, ISO 178, ISO 4027, ISO 965-1, IEC 60079-4, ISO 4017, ISO 4029, ISO 4026, ISO 262, ISO 4762, EN 60662:1993, ISO 965-3, ISO 4014, ISO 48, ISO 4032, EN 60079-18:2004/Corrigendum:2006, EN 60216-2:2005, EN ISO 4892-1:2000, EN 60034-5:2001, IEC 60079-1, EN 61056-1:2003, IEC 62013-1, EN ISO 527-2:1996, IEC 60079-25, EN 60622:2003, IEC 60079-26, ISO 273, ISO 1817, EN 62086-1:2005, IEC 60216-1, EN ISO 4026:2003, EN ISO 4762:2004
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60079-12, IEC 60079-14, IEC 60079-20, IEC 60079-19, ISO/IEC DIS 17000, EN 60079-14:2003, IEC 60079-17, EN 60079-17:2003
Replaced ByBS EN 60079-0:2009, BS EN 60079-14:2014
ReplacesBS EN 60079-0:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60079-0:2006,IEC 60079-0:2006
Amended ByAMD 16698
Corrigendum, October 2006
DescriptorsElectrical testing, Thermal testing, Earthing, Flammable atmospheres, Electric enclosures, Type testing, Electrical equipment, Electrical safety, Temperature, Test equipment, Plastics, Type d protected electrical equipment, Environmental testing, Cable glands, Circuits, Grades (quality), Fuse-links, Protected electrical equipment, Verification, Classification systems, Luminaires, Electric sockets, Rotating electric machines, Electric plugs, Explosive atmospheres, Drop tests, Testing conditions, Mechanical testing, Impact testing, Cap lamps, Design, Fasteners, Metals, Switchgear, Marking, Type i protected electrical equipment
Title in FrenchMateriel electrique pour atmospheres explosives gazeuses. Regles generales
Title in GermanElektrische Betriebsmittel fuer gasexplosionsgefaehrdete Bereiche. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN0 580 49266 4
File Size1.68 MB

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