BS EN 50628:2016 - Erection of electrical installations in underground mines

BS EN 50628:2016

Erection of electrical installations in underground mines

Status : Current   Published : July 2016



This European Standard specifies the safety requirements for the erection of new electrical installations.

This European Standard is supplementary to other relevant harmonized standards, for example HD 60364 series and the EN 61936 series as regards electrical installation requirements.

This European Standard also refers to EN 60079‑0 and its associated standards for the construction, testing and marking requirements of suitable electrical equipment.

EN 60079‑14 gives the specific requirements for design, selection and erection of electrical installations in explosive atmospheres.


EN 60079‑14 can apply to electrical installations in mines where explosive gas atmospheres other than firedamp can be formed and to electrical installations in the surface installation of mines.

This European Standard applies to:

  1. electrical installation in underground workings of mines;

  2. electrical installations and parts of electrical installation above ground, which are directly connected with the underground workings in functional and safety relating matters because of being part of the underground working process:

    These are in particular:

    • safety and monitoring devices relating to the power distribution of the underground workings,

    • communication system of hoisting and inclined haulage plants,

    • intrinsically safe electrical installations of above ground installation being part of underground workings,

    • remote control systems if they shall fulfil increased requirements relating to functional safety,

    • electrical installation and electrical equipment of ventilation systems and shaft casings above ground being endangered by firedamp of the underground ventilation,

    • firedamp drainage systems;

  3. electrical installation in underground workings outside mining if it is demanded of the competent national authorities.

National regulations of the mining authority shall remain unaffected.

This standard applies to installations at all voltages mentioned in Clause 10.

Requirements above both columns are requirements for all underground workings.

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Standard NumberBS EN 50628:2016
TitleErection of electrical installations in underground mines
Publication Date31 July 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 50303, EN 60664-1, EN 61099, EN 60909, EN 61557-8, IEC 60038, EN 60529, IEC 60204-1, HD 60364-4-41:2007, EN 60079-11:2012, EN 60079-25, EN 60079-0, IEC 60079-25, EN 60079-7:2007, EN 60079-10-1, EN 61557-15, IEC 60296, EN 60079-1, IEC 60529, EN 60079-10-2, IEC 60836, IEC 60079-14, IEC 60079-11:2011, IEC 60079-7:2006, EN 50393, EN 60332-1-2, IEC 61557-15, EN 60079-14, IEC 60332-1-2, IEC 60079-0, IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60865-1, EN 61557-6, IEC 61557-6, HD 631.1 S2, EN 60038, EN 60836, IEC 60664-1, EN 60204-1, EN 60865-1, IEC 60309-1, IEC 61557-8, IEC 60909, EN 60309-1, IEC 60079-1, EN 60296, IEC 60079-10-2, IEC 60079-10-1, IEC 61099
Informative References(Provided for Information)HD 60364-5-52:2011, HD 60364, EN 50525-1, EN 60332-2-1, IEC 60502-1, EN 50288-1, 2014/34/EU, IEC 60794-1-1, EN 61557-9, EN 50290-2-21, EN 50525-2-81, EN 61936, IEC 60364, EN 50290-2-23, EN 50525-2-21, IEC 60502-2, IEC 60449, EN 50525-2-31, IEC 60364-5-52:2009, EN 50363-1, IEC 61936, EN 50264-3-1, IEC 60332-2-2, IEC 60332-2-1, EN 60794-1-1, ISO 7010:2011, IEC 60332-1-1, EN 60332-2-2, EN 50290-2-22, EN 60332-1-1
International RelationshipsEN 50628:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30316181 DC
DescriptorsMining, Electrical insulation, Electric shocks, Underground, Electric cables, Electrical installations, Underground mining, Health and safety requirements
Title in FrenchConstruction des installations électriques dans les mines souterraines
Title in GermanErrichten elektrischer Anlagen im Bergbau unter Tage
ISBN978 0 580 88683 6
File Size4.061 MB

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