Is IEC 60079 15?
BS EN IEC 60079-15 specifies requirements for the construction, testing and marking of Group II electrical equipment with type of protection “n”. That covers equipment designed so that it will not ignite the surrounding explosive atmosphere in normal operation and under certain specified fault conditions.
What does IEC 60079 mean?
IEC 60079 is a series of explosive atmosphere standards that covers a wide array of considerations for component usage in hazardous areas, as well as defining different hazardous area classifications. An important section of the series specifically covers equipment repair, overhaul, reclamation and modification.
What is hazardous area classification?
A Hazardous Area is defined by three main criteria, these being: The type of hazard (groups) The auto-ignition temperature of the hazardous material (temperature or “T” rating) The likelihood of the hazard being present in flammable concentrations (zones)
What is ex rating of electrical equipment?
Ex rated equipment refers to equipment that has been classified as safe for use in hazardous areas, which are often referred to as “Ex areas.” Non-Ex equipment may emit small sparks or reach high temperatures that can ignite in hazardous areas, causing explosions or fires.
What ex E means?
‘Ex e’ means that an enclosure is constructed and certified as Explosion Protected according to the Increased Safety standard.
Which is better Ex d’or Ex e?
Ex d or “Flameproof” means that an enclosure or junction box is constructed and certified as Explosion Protected according to the “Flameproof” standard. Ex e, on the other hand, means that the enclosure is constructed and certified as “Explosion Protected” according to the “Increased Safety” standard.
What is an ATEX certificate?
ATEX product certification (or EU-Type Examination) is the verification of the design specification of a manufacturer’s product in relation to a series of relevant standards laid out under the directive. This certification process must be undertaken by an ATEX Notified Body.
What are the requirements of IEC 60079?
This part of IEC 60079 specifies requirements for the construction, testing and marking for Group II electrical equipment with type of protection “n” which includes; sealed devices “nC”, hermetically sealed devices “nC”, non-incendive components “nC” and restricted breathing enclosures “nR” intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres.
What is BS EN IEC 60079-15?
What is BS EN IEC 60079-15? This is an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety standard specifying requirements for Group II electrical equipment with type of protection “n”. It will be relevant across all potentially explosive atmosphere markets, specifically those in the following areas:
What is the difference between IEC 60079-15 and RLV?
IEC 60079-15:2017 is available as IEC 60079-15:2017 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
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