BS EN 60079-29-3:2014 - Explosive atmospheres. Gas detectors. Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems

BS EN 60079-29-3:2014

Explosive atmospheres. Gas detectors. Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems

Status : Current   Published : June 2014



IEC 60079-29-3:2014 gives guidance for the design and implementation of a fixed gas detection system, including associated and/or peripheral gas detection equipment, for the detection of flammable gases/vapours and oxygen when used in a safety-related application in accordance with IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. This International standard also applies to the detection of toxic gases. Other parts of this international standard and pertinent local, national and international standards separately specify the performance requirements of a gas detector and a gas detection control unit (logic solver). These standards are commonly known as Metrological Performance Standards and are concerned with the accuracy of the measured value, the overall system performance, but not the device or system integrity with respect to the safety function. This international standard applies to the integrity of the safety function. Keywords: fixed gas detection system, flammable gases/vapours and Oxygen, detection of toxic gases

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60079-0:2011


IEC 60079-29-1:2007


IEC 60079-29-2:2007


IEC 60079-29-4:2009

Standard NumberBS EN 60079-29-3:2014
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Gas detectors. Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems
Publication Date30 June 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60079-29-1+AA, IEC 60079-29-1, IEC 61508-3, IEC 60079-29-4, IEC 61508-2, IEC 61508, EN 60079-29-1, IEC 60079-29-2:2007, IEC 61508-1, EN 61508, EN 60079-29-2:2007, EN 60079-29-2:2007/Corrigendum:2007, EN 60079-29-4+AA
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61511-1, ISA-TR84.00.07, EN 61511-2, IEC 61511-3, EN 60079-10-1, IEC 60079-1, EN 61511-3, IEC 60079-10-1, IEC 61511-1, IEC 61511-2
International RelationshipsEN 60079-29-3:2014,EN 60664-1:2003,IEC 60079-29-3:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30247700 DC
DescriptorsAlarm systems, Electrical safety, Electronic equipment and components, Safety devices, Electrical testing, Flammable atmospheres, Electrical equipment, Protected electrical equipment, Explosive atmospheres, Gas detectors, Warning devices, Flammable materials, Performance, Industrial, Gases, Fire risks, Hazards, Detectors
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives. Détecteurs de gaz. Recommandations relatives à la sécurité fonctionnelle des systèmes fixes de détection de gaz
Title in GermanExplosionsfähige Atmosphäre. Gasmessgeräte. Leitfaden zur funktionalen Sicherheit von ortsfesten Gaswarnsystemen
ISBN978 0 580 76167 6
File Size1.971 MB

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