PD CLC/TR 60079-32-1:2018 Explosive atmospheres. Electrostatic hazards, guidance

PD CLC/TR 60079-32-1:2018

Explosive atmospheres. Electrostatic hazards, guidance

Status : Current   Published : January 2019



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What is this standard about?

This part of IEC 60079 gives guidance about the equipment, product and process properties necessary to avoid ignition and electrostatic shock hazards arising from static electricity as well as the operational requirements needed to ensure safe use of the equipment, product or process. It can be used 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 hazards associated with static electricity in industrial processes and environments that most commonly give problems are considered. These processes include the handling of solids, liquids, powders, gases, sprays and explosives. In each case, the source and nature of the electrostatic hazard are identified and specific recommendations are given for dealing with them.

The purpose of this document is to provide standard recommendations for the control of static electricity, such as earthing of conductors, reduction of charging and restriction of chargeable areas of insulators. In some cases static electricity plays an integral part of a process, e.g. electrostatic coating, but often it is an unwelcome side effect and it is with the latter that this guidance is concerned. If the standard recommendations given in this document are fulfilled it can be expected that the risk of hazardous electrostatic discharges in an explosive atmosphere is at an acceptably low level.

If the requirements of this document cannot be fulfilled, alternative approaches can be applied under the condition that at least the same level of safety is achieved.

Basic information about the generation of undesirable static electricity in solids, liquids, gases, explosives, and also on people, together with descriptions of how the charges generated cause ignitions or electrostatic shocks, is given in the annexes and in IEC/TR 61340-1.

This Technical Specification is not applicable to the hazards of static electricity relating to lightning or to damage to electronic components.

This Technical Specification is not intended to supersede standards that cover specific products and industrial situations.

Standard NumberPD CLC/TR 60079-32-1:2018
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Electrostatic hazards, guidance
Publication Date25 January 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ASTM D2624-07a, ISO 21179, DIN 51412-2, ASTM D4308-95, EN 13463-1, BS 5958-2, ASTM F150, IEC 60093, ASTM D257, IEC 61340-2-3, ASTM F1971, ISO 8031, ISO 21183-1, IEC 61340-4-3, IEC 61340-4-1, JNIOSH TR 42, EN 60079-14, NFPA 77, EN ISO 8031, ISO 9563, A11, EN 14973, SAE J1645, EN ISO 21183-1, EN ISO 20344, ISO 6297, EN 1081:2018, BS EN 1149-5:2018, IEC 60079-32-2:2015, ISO 16392:2017, BS EN 1081:2018, EN 60079-0:2012, IEC 60079-0:2011, EN 60079-32-2:2015, EN 1149-5:2018, IEC 60093:1980, ISO 284, EN 61340-4-4:2012, IEC 61340-4-4:2012, IEC 60167, ASTM E582-88, EN ISO 21178, IEC 60079-10-2, EN 61340-4-3, ISO 16392, EN ISO 12100-1, BS 5958-1, HD 429 S1, DIN 51412-1, ASTM E2019-03, IEC 60079-14, EN 1360, IEC 60079-10-1, ISO 12100-1, BS 7506-2, HD 568 S1, ISO 21178, EN 1149-3, EN 1361, EN ISO 20345, EN 14125, EN 60079-20-1, EN 60079-0, IEC 60079-20-1, EN 60079-10-1, EN ISO 21179, EN ISO 284, EN 61340-2-3, EN 60079-10-2, EN 61340-4-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61340-4-7, EN 61340-2-1, ISO 13688, IEC 61241-2-3, EN 13821, CENELEC TR 50404, EN ISO 20345, ISO 20344, ASTM D2624-07a, TR 61340-1, EN 50176, EN 1149-1, TS 61241-2-2, EN 61340-4-5, EN 60243-1, NFPA 69, EN ISO 13688, ISO 20345, EN 50223, IP RP 1540, NFPA 484, IEC 60243-1, EC, BS EN 50059:2018, EN 50059:2018, ISO 1813, IEC 60247, ISO 8028:2017, DIN 54345-5, EN 61340-4-7, EN 60247, EN ISO 8028, EN 1149-2, ISO 10965, EN 50050, IEC 61340-4-5, ISO 8330, IEC 61340-2-1, EN 50177, EN 60243-2, EN ISO 20344, EN ISO 8330, IEC 60243-2, ISO 8028
ReplacesPD CLC/TR 60079-32-1:2015
International RelationshipsCLC/TR 60079-32-1:2015,IEC TS 60079-32-1:2013,IEC TS 60079-32-1:2013/AMD1:20
Amended ByAmendment, July 2018; Corrigendum, May 2015
DescriptorsIndustrial, Explosive atmospheres, Fire risks, Hazards, Electrostatics, Electrostatic chargings, Electrical conductivity, Electrostatic protection, Ignition
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives Risques électrostatiques. Guide
Title in GermanExplosionsgefährdete Bereiche Elektrostatische Gefährdungen, Leitfaden
ISBN978 0 580 88005 6
File Size3.765 MB

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