BS EN 60079-32-2:2015 - Explosive atmospheres. Electrostatics hazards. Tests

BS EN 60079-32-2:2015

Explosive atmospheres. Electrostatics hazards. Tests

Status : Current   Published : May 2015



This part of IEC 60079 describes test methods concerning the equipment, product and process properties necessary to avoid ignition and electrostatic shock hazards arising from static electricity. It is intended for use in a risk assessment of electrostatic hazards or for the preparation of product family or dedicated product standards for electrical or non-electrical machines or equipment.

The purpose of this part of IEC 60079 is to provide standard test methods used for the control of static electricity, such as surface resistance, earth leakage resistance, powder resistivity, liquid conductivity, capacitance and evaluation of the incendivity of provoked discharges. It is especially intended for use with existing standards of the IEC 60079 series.


IEC TS 60079‑32‑1, Explosive atmospheres – Part 32-1: Electrostatic hazards, guidance, was published in 2013. This international standard is not intended to supersede standards that cover specific products and industrial situations.

This part of IEC 60079 presents the latest state of knowledge which may, however, slightly differ from requirements in other standards, especially concerning test climates. When a requirement of this standard conflicts with a requirement specified in IEC 60079‑0, to avoid the possibility of re-testing previously approved equipment, the requirement in IEC 60079‑0 applies only for equipment within the scope of IEC 60079‑0. In all other cases, the statements in this part of IEC 60079 apply.

Standard NumberBS EN 60079-32-2:2015
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Electrostatics hazards. Tests
Publication Date31 May 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60247, BS EN 1081:2018, IEC 60093:1980, EN 1081:2018, EN 1149-3, IEC TS 60079-32-1, CLC/TR 60079-32-1, EN 60079-0, EN 1081, IEC 61340-2-3, EN 61340-4-4, ASTM E582, IEC 61340-2-1, IEC 60243-2, IEC 60243-1, IEC TS 61241-2-2, EN 60243-1, EN 61241-2-2, EN 60247, EN 61340-2-3, EN 61340-2-1, IEC 61340-4-4, EN 60079-0+A11, IEC 60079-0, ISO 14309, EN 60243-2, HD 429 S1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60079-10-2, IEC 61340-4-1, EN 61340-4-5, IEC 60079-7, EN 60079-7, IEC 60079-1, CENELEC TR 50404, EN ISO 8330, EN 1149-2, EN 60079-10-1, IEC 61340-4-3, EN 1149-1, IEC 61340-4-5, ISO 10965, EN 50050-1, EN 60079-10-2, SAE J1645, prEN 16350, EN 61340-4-1, ASTM F150, ISO 8031, EN 61340-4-3, EN 60079-1, EN ISO 284, IEC TR 61340-1, IEC 60167, EN ISO 8031, JNIOSH TR 42, HD 568 S1, IEC 61241-2-3, DIN 51412-1, IEC 60079-10-1, ISO 8330, EN 1149-5:2018, ISO 284, BS EN 1149-5:2018
International RelationshipsEN 60079-32-2:2015,IEC 60079-32-2:2015
DescriptorsHazards, Fire risks, Electrostatic chargings, Explosive atmospheres, Ignition, Electrostatic protection, Electrical conductivity, Electrostatics, Industrial
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives. Dangers électrostatiques. Essais
Title in GermanExplosionsgefährdete Bereiche. Elektrostatische Gefährdungen. Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 81609 3
File Size1.81 MB

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