BS 60080:2020 Explosive and toxic atmospheres: Hazard detection mapping – Guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools and other techniques

BS 60080:2020

Explosive and toxic atmospheres. Hazard detection mapping. Guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools and other techniques

Status : Current   Published : September 2020

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What is BS 60080:2020 about?

To plug an existing gap in provision, BS 60080:2020 is a new standard that supplements and supports existing documents with guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detectors in explosive and toxic atmospheres.

Who is BS 60080:2020 for?

Primary users will be:

  • Manufacturers of detection devices and software
  • Retailers and distributors of detection devices and software
  • Engineering companies/engineers tasked with implementing a detection system
  • Consultants and auditors conducting third party reviews
  • Certification bodies

Secondary users will be:

  • Insurance companies
  • Regulators
  • Academic establishments offering instrumentation courses and qualifications
  • The judicial system in case of accident, injury or death

Why should you use BS 60080:2020?

This new British Standard provides guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas (F&G) detectors and includes the setting of performance standards for coverage, placement of devices and technology selection.

It provides guidance on the most commonly used methods of mapping and/or modelling – prescriptive, volumetric and scenario-based. It’s relevant to applications where:

-      Optical flame detection is used as a means of detecting flaming fires in internal and external environments

-      A gas detection system is used as a method of explosion protection

-      The hazard arises from the release or accumulation of explosive gases and vapours

-      The hazard arises from the release or accumulation of toxic gases

BS 60080 also provides guidance on operations, maintenance and the availability/reliability of the system to complement relevant standards.

NOTE: “Permanently installed detection systems” include optical flame detection (including ultraviolet, infrared and visual), flammable gas/vapour detection and toxic gas detection.

Mitigation effectiveness is an important aspect of F&G detection design but is out of scope of this British Standard.

This British Standard does not provide guidance:

1)      For hazards that are a product of vehicle exhaust fumes

2)      Applications in the domestic and general public environment

3)      Applications in mining and tunnelling, heating ventilation and air conditioning, medical applications or environments

4)      Toxic gas detection with regard to business continuity, e.g. food tainting

BS 60080:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure and Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production because it contributes to greatly decreased risk in explosive atmosphere sites and their vicinities.




Standard NumberBS 60080:2020
TitleExplosive and toxic atmospheres. Hazard detection mapping. Guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools and other techniques
StatusCurrent
Publication Date29 September 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 45544-2, BS EN 45544-4, BS EN 60079-10-2, BS EN 60079-29-4, BS 1635, BS 5839-1, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, BS EN 45544-1, BS EN 54-10, Management of Health and Safety At Work Regulations 1999, BS EN 60079-29-2, BS EN 45544-3, BS EN 60079-13, BS EN 60079-17, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, BS EN 60079-14, BS EN 60079-29-3, BS EN 60079-29-1, Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001, BS EN 50104, BS EN 50402, BS EN 60079-19, BS EN 60079-10-1
Draft Superseded By20/30383140 DC
DescriptorsSoftware (computers), Computer software, Mapping, Hazards, Explosive atmospheres
ICS29.260.20
CommitteeEXL/31/1
ISBN978 0 539 02329 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages94
File Size5.181 MB
Price£280.00


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