BS EN IEC 60079-0:2018 Ed7 Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements

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BS EN IEC 60079-0:2018

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment. General requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2018



What is this standard about?

BS EN IEC 60079-0 is the basis of the 60079 series on explosive atmospheres. This is the 7th edition and it deals with general equipment requirements when working in explosive atmospheres.

Who is this standard for?

It will be relevant to all professionals working in explosive atmospheres and using other standards in the series, but specifically those working with electrical equipment, namely:

  • Organizations manufacturing, testing and certifying electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres
  • Users of products that require ATEX and IECEx certification
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Regulatory bodies

Relevant areas of use include:

  • Manufacturers of Ex equipment
  • Testing houses
  • Certification bodies
  • Gas works/distributors
  • Chemical plants
  • Offshore rigs

Why should you use this standard?

This part of IEC 60079 specifies the general requirements for construction, testing and marking of equipment and Ex Components intended for use in explosive atmospheres.

The standard atmospheric conditions (relating to the explosion characteristics of the atmosphere) under which it may be assumed that equipment can be operated are:

  • temperature –20 °C to +60 °C
  • pressure 80 kPa (0,8 bar) to 110 kPa (1,1 bar)
  • air with normal oxygen content, typically 21 % v/v

NOTE: This standard and others that supplement it specify additional test requirements for equipment operating outside the standard temperature range, but further additional consideration and additional testing may be required for equipment operating outside the standard atmospheric pressure range and standard oxygen content, particularly with respect to types of protection that depend on quenching of a flame such as ‘flameproof enclosure “d”’ (IEC 60079-1) or limitation of energy, ‘intrinsic safety “i”’ (IEC 60079-11).

What’s changed since the last update?

The standard contains a large number of major and minor technical changes and extensions, including (but not exclusively):

  • Ultrasonic requirements updated based on latest research work
  • Added requirements for EPL Gc and Dc
  • New cell types and data added based on latest available data
  • Additional instruction material for electric machines added
  • Additional instruction material for cable glands added

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 60079-0:2018
TitleExplosive atmospheres. Equipment. General requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date09 July 2018
Cross ReferencesEN 60034-1, EN ISO 179, EN 60423:2007, EN ISO 4028:2003, EN 60079-20-1:2010, EN 60529 Corr, EN ISO 4014:2011, EN ISO 527-2:2012, EN 60216-2:2005, EN ISO 4026:2003, EN 60216-1:2013, EN ISO 4762:2004, EN ISO 4027:2003, EN 60664-1:2007, EN 60079-1:2014, EN 60086-1:2015, EN 60662 (IEC 60662:2011) MOD, EN 62626-1:2014, EN 60243-1:2013, EN 60529:1991, EN ISO 4032:2012, EN 60192:2001, EN 60034-5:2001, EN ISO 7380:2004, EN 60947-1:2007, EN ISO 4892-2:2013, EN ISO 14583:2011, EN ISO 4029:2003, EN 60079-35-1:2011/AC:2011, EN ISO 178:2010, EN 60079-26:2015, EN ISO 4017:2011, EN 20273:1991, EN 60079-7, EN 60952, EN 60254, EN 60079-17, EN 61960, EN 60079-25, EN 60079-10-2, EN 61056-1, EN 60079-28, EN 60079-29-1, EN 60079-10-1, EN 60079-19, EN 60079-29-4, IEC 17000, EN 60896-21, EN 60079-30-1, EN 61951-2, EN 60079-18, TS 60034-25, EN 60079-13, EN 60079-15, EN 60079-2, EN 60623, EN 60079-6, EN 60034-29, EN 60079-5, IEC 80079-36, TR 60079-32-1, IEC 80079-20-2, IEC 80079-34, EN 61427, TS 60079-39, EN 60079-31, EN 60896-11, EN 60079-14, EN 60079-11, EN 61951-1
ReplacesBS EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013
International RelationshipsEN IEC 60079-0:2018,IEC 60079-0:2017
Draft Superseded By18/30316193 DC
DescriptorsTemperature, Mechanical testing, Electrical equipment, Plastics, Verification, Circuits, Cable glands, Cap lamps, Earthing, Electrical safety, Impact testing, Electric cells, Luminaires, Electric enclosures, Thermal testing, Dust, Type i protected electrical equipment, Type d protected electrical equipment, Fuse-links, Type testing, Rotating electric machines, Drop tests, Metals, Flammable atmospheres, Fasteners, Marking, Switchgear, Test equipment, Protected electrical equipment, Electric plugs, Environmental testing, Grades (quality), Testing conditions, Electric sockets, Explosive atmospheres, Classification systems, Electrical testing
Title in FrenchAtmosphères explosives Matériel. Exigences générales
Title in GermanExplosionsgefährdete Bereiche Betriebsmittel. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 88688 1
File Size3.477 MB

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