BS EN 60079-13:2017 - Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"

BS EN 60079-13:2017

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"

Status : Current   Published : November 2017

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This part of IEC 60079 gives requirements for the design, construction, assessment, verification and marking of rooms used to protect internal equipment:

  • located in a Zone 1 or Zone 2 or Zone 21 or Zone 22 explosive atmosphere (an area normally requiring an equipment protection level (EPL) Gb, Gc, Db or Dc) without an internal source of gas/vapour release and protected by pressurization;

  • located in a Zone 2 explosive atmosphere (an area normally requiring EPL Gc) with or without an internal source of gas/vapour release and protected by artificial ventilation;

  • located in a non-hazardous area, containing an internal source of gas/vapour release and protected by artificial ventilation;

  • located in a Zone 1 or Zone 2 or Zone 21 or Zone 22 explosive atmosphere (an area normally requiring EPL Gb, Gc, Db or Dc), containing an internal source of gas/vapour release and protected by both pressurization and artificial ventilation.

The term "room" used in this document includes single rooms, multiple rooms, a complete building or a room contained within a building. A room is intended to facilitate the entry of personnel and includes inlet and outlet ducts. An acoustic hood and other like enclosures designed to permit the entry of personnel can be considered as a room.

This document also includes requirements related safety devices and controls necessary to ensure that artificial ventilation, purging and pressurization is established and maintained.

A room assembled or constructed on site, can be either on land or off-shore. The room is primarily intended for installation by an end-user but could be constructed and assessed at a manufacturer’s facility, where the final construction such as ducting can be completed on site.

Rooms can be located in an explosive gas atmosphere requiring EPL Gb or Gc, or a combustible dust atmosphere requiring EPL Db, or Dc.

This document does not specify the methods that may be required to ensure adequate air quality for personnel with regard to toxicity and temperature within the room. National or other regulations and requirements may exist to ensure the safety of personnel in this regard.

Protection of rooms by using an inert gas or a flammable gas is outside of the scope of this document. It is recognized that such applications are special cases, which in part may be addressed using the principles from IEC 60079‑2 , but in all probability will also be the subject of additional, stringent engineering standards, procedures and practices. Pressurized enclosures for equipment that are not intended to facilitate the entry of personnel are addressed in IEC 60079‑2 , and are not in the scope of this document.

NOTE

Maintenance recommendations are contained in Annex A until they can be included in IEC 60079‑17 .

This document supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079‑0 , except exclusions as indicated in Table 1. Where a requirement of this document conflicts with a requirement of IEC 60079‑0 , the requirement of this document takes precedence.

Table 1
Exclusion of specific clauses or subclauses of IEC 60079-0

[This table has been removed.]

Applies: this requirement of IEC 60079‑0 is applied without change.

Excluded: this requirement of IEC 60079‑0 does not apply.

Modified: this requirement of IEC 60079‑0 is modified as detailed in this document.

NOTE

The applicable requirements of IEC 60079‑0 are identified by the clause title which is normative. This table was written against the specific requirements of IEC 60079‑0 , Ed 6.0.




Standard NumberBS EN 60079-13:2017
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"
StatusCurrent
Publication Date21 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60050-426:2008, IEC 60079-0:2011, EN 60079-10-1:2015, EN IEC 60079-0:2018, BS EN 62386-209:2011, IEC 60079-10-1:2015, EN 60079-10-1, IEC 60079-29, EN 60079-29
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61508, EN 61511, IEC 61511, IEC 61508, IEC 60050-151:2001, EN 60079-17:2014, IEC 60079-14:2013, IEC 60079-17:2013, IEC 61285:2015, EN 61285:2015, EN 60079-14:2014, EN 60529:1991, IEC 60079-2:2014, IEC 60529:1989 Cons Ed 2-1, IEC TR 61831:2011, EN 60079-2:2014
ReplacesBS EN 60079-13:2010
International RelationshipsEN 60079-13:2017,IEC 60079-13:2017
Draft Superseded By14/30312016 DC
DescriptorsPerformance testing, Verification, Electrical safety, Protected electrical equipment, Type p protected electrical equipment, Air, Dust, Buildings, Gases, Air purification, Gas flow, Pressurization, Gas detectors, Electrical equipment, Rooms, Explosive atmospheres, Flammable atmospheres, Safety devices
ICS29.260.20
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives Protection du matériel par salle à surpression interne "p" et salle ventilée artificiellement "v"
Title in GermanExplosionsgefährdete Bereiche Schutz von Einrichtungen durch einen überdruckgekapselten Raum "p" und einen fremdbelüfteten Raum "v"
CommitteeEXL/31
ISBN978 0 580 87832 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages42
File Size1.158 MB
Price£218.00


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