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Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres - Part 17: Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines)

Executive summary

Requirements for the inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas for use in explosive gas atmospheres.


This part of IEC 60079 covers factors directly related to the inspection and maintenance of electrical installations within hazardous areas only.

This European Standard does not include conventional requirements for electrical installations, or the testing and certification of electrical apparatus. It does not cover Group I apparatus (applications for mines susceptible to firedamp).

Requirements are given on documentation, qualifications of personnel, inspections, regular periodic inspections, continuous supervision by skilled persons, maintenance, environmental conditions, isolation of apparatus, earthing and equipotential bonding, conditions of use, movable apparatus and its connections and inspection schedules. 

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 60079-17:1997 which is withdrawn.

This standard supplements the requirements laid down in IEC 60364-6-61.

This standard includes the following cross references:

IEC 60079-0:2000, IEC 60079-1:2001, IEC 60079-2:2001, IEC 60079-7:2001,

IEC 60079-10:1995, IEC 60079-11:1999, IEC 60079-14:1996, IEC 60079-15:2001.

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