BS EN 16009:2011 - Flameless explosion venting devices

BS EN 16009:2011

Flameless explosion venting devices

Status : Project Underway, Current   Published : July 2011
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This European Standard specifies the requirements for flameless explosion venting devices used to protect enclosures against the major effects of internal explosions arising from the rapid burning of suspended dust, vapour or gas contained within. It includes the requirements for the design, inspection, testing, marking, documentation, and packaging. This standard is applicable to flameless explosion venting devices which are put on the market as autonomous protective systems. Explosion venting devices are protective systems comprised of a pressure sensitive membrane fixed to and forming part of the structure that it protects. They are designed to intervene in the event of an explosion at a predetermined pressure, to immediately open a vent area sufficient to ensure that the maximum pressure attained by an explosion within the enclosure does not exceed the maximum pressure the structure is designed to withstand. Flameless explosion venting devices typically consist of an explosion venting device in combination with a flame quenching element to avoid the transmission of flames into the surroundings. They are used to allow explosion venting in situations where otherwise the hazards of flames and pressure resulting from the venting would harm personnel or damage structures. The application and specification of explosion venting devices is outlined for dust explosion protection in EN 14491 and for gas explosion protection in EN 14994. This standard covers the flameless explosion venting of dust, vapour and gas explosions. This standard does not cover details for the avoidance of ignition sources from detection devices or other parts of the flameless explosion venting devices.

Standard NumberBS EN 16009:2011
TitleFlameless explosion venting devices
StatusProject Underway, Current
Publication Date31 July 2011
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 14491, EN 14797:2006, ISO 16852:2008/Corrigendum 1:2008, EN ISO 16852:2010, ISO 16852:2008/ Corrigendum 2:2009, EN 14994, EN ISO/IEC 17025, EN 13237, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO 16852:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 4126-2:2003, EN 62061, IEC 60529:1989, IEC 61241-0:2004/Corrigendum 1:2005, ISO 13849-1:2006, IEC 62061:2005, EN ISO 4126-2:2003, EN 60079-0, EN 13821, EN 61508, EN 60529, EN 61241-0, 94/9/EC, EN ISO 13849-1:2008, EN 14034-1:2006, EN 13980, IEC 60079-0:2004, EN 14034-2:2006/AMD 1:2011, IEC 61241-0:2004, IEC 61241-2-1:1994, EN 13463-1:2009, EN 1127-1:2007, EN 14034-2:2006, EN 13673-2:2005
International RelationshipsEN 16009:2011
Draft Superseded By09/30208493 DC
DescriptorsDust explosions, Inspection, Ventilation, Marking, Instuctions for use, Enclosures, Safety devices, Flame traps, Explosive atmospheres, Pressure, Performance, Flammable atmospheres, Explosion doors, Safety measures, Dust fires, Explosions, Performance testing, Occupational safety
Title in FrenchDispositifs de décharge d'explosion sans flamme
Title in GermanEinrichtungen zur flammenlosen Explosionsdruckentlastung
ISBN978 0 580 68828 7
File Size1.105 MB

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