BS EN 50223:2015 - Stationary electrostatic application equipment for ignitable flock material. Safety requirements

BS EN 50223:2015

Stationary electrostatic application equipment for ignitable flock material. Safety requirements

Status : Current   Published : July 2015
Conformity to regulation : Designated



1.1 This European Standard specifies requirements for stationary electrostatic flock application equipment which is designed for applying ignitable flock which may form explosive atmospheres in the flock application area. For stationary electrostatic application devices for ignitable flock of type B-F, EN 50050‑3 is applicable in addition to this standard.

This European Standard also specifies the constructional requirements for a safe operation of the stationary equipment of flock application booths, including the electrical installations and the accessories.

This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to flock application booths, when they are used as intended and under conditions which are foreseeable as malfunction by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

1.2 This European Standard considers three types of electrostatic flock systems. For more details, see Table 1.

1.3 This European Standard deals with those hazards occurring during stationary automatic electrostatic flocking. Among these hazards are, above all, ignition hazards of the generated explosive atmosphere and hazard to persons.

1.4 The stationary equipment dealt with in this European Standard is considered to be equipment of group II, category 3D for the use in areas with potential explosion hazards of zone 22.

1.5 This European Standard is not applicable for

  • flock systems in which mixtures of solvent vapours in air occur with a concentration of > 20 % of the LEL,

  • flock systems operated with AC high voltage,

  • hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable flock (see EN 50050‑3),

  • the application system for liquid or pasty substances (e.g. adhesives, primer),

  • the cleaning of flock application booths,

  • the storage and handling of ignitable substances outside the coating plant.

Standard NumberBS EN 50223:2015
TitleStationary electrostatic application equipment for ignitable flock material. Safety requirements
Publication Date31 July 2015
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 13501-1:2018, EN 13463-1:2009, EN 13501-1:2018, EN 1149-5:2018, EN 14460:2018, BS EN 1149-5:2018, EN ISO 13856, EN 15089, EN 14373, ISO 20344, EN 14462, IEC 61508-3, EN 62061:2005, EN ISO 14122-2, IEC 60204-1, ISO 14122-2, EN 14491, IEC 61340-4-1, ISO 13849-1, EN 1037, EN 50050-3, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 14122-4, ISO 14122-3, EN 953, IEC 60079-0, IEC 62061:2005, ISO 13856, EN 60529, EN 60079-0, IEC 60529, EN 981, EN 60204-1, EN 61508-3, EN 1081, EN 14797, EN ISO 13849-1, EN 61340-4-1, EN ISO 13857, EN 13478, EN 14986, EN ISO 20344, ISO 14122-4, ISO 13857, ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 14122-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14119, EN 61496-1, IEC 60079-17, IEC 60079-18, ISO 10218-1, ISO 11688-1, EN 12433, EN 60079-18, ISO/TR 14121-2, IEC 60079-11, EN ISO 13855, ISO 13855, EN ISO 10218-1, 2006/42/EC, EN 60079-10-2, EN 12981, EN 12445, EN 12635, EN 60079-14, EN 60079-17, EN ISO 11688-2, EN 12453:2017, IEC/TS 60079-32-1, EN 60079-25, IEC 61496-1, EN 12978, EN ISO 13850, EN 746-1, ISO 8421-3, ISO 13850, IEC 60079-14, EN 13237, EN 60079-11, EN ISO 11688-1, IEC 60079-25, EN ISO 14119, IEC 61496-2, IEC 60079-10-2, EN 1570-1, 94/9/EC, EN 619, ISO/TR 11688-2, PTB Report PTB-ThEx-9:1999, EN 61496-2
ReplacesBS EN 50223:2010
International RelationshipsEN 50223:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30284894 DC
DescriptorsElectrical safety, High-voltage equipment, Explosive atmospheres, Flock, High-voltage tests, Coating processes, Adhesives, Flammable materials, Protected electrical equipment, Instructions for use, Electrostatic devices, Marking, Classification systems, Automatic, Spraying (coating), Flammable atmospheres, Spray guns, Electrical testing, Sprayers, Antistatic materials
Title in FrenchMatériel fixe de projection électrostatique de flock inflammable. Exigences de sécurité
Title in GermanStationäre elektrostatische Flockanlagen für entzündbaren Flock. Sicherheitsanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 83329 8
File Size1.281 MB

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