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BS EN 60079- 14: 2008

BS EN 60079-14:2008Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations design, selection and erection


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    January 2009

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    978 0 580 55710 1

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BS EN 60079-14:2008 Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations design, selection and erection

When electrical equipment is to be installed in areas where dangerous concentrations and quantities of flammable gases, vapours, mists or dusts may be present in the atmosphere, protective measures are applied to reduce the likelihood of explosion due to ignition by arcs, sparks or hot surfaces, produced either in normal operation or under specified fault conditions.

BS EN 60079-14:2008 contains the specific requirements for the design, selection and erection of electrical installations in hazardous areas associated with explosive atmospheres. Where the equipment is required to meet other environmental conditions, for example, protection against ingress of water and resistance to corrosion, additional methods of protection may be necessary. The method used should not adversely affect the integrity of the enclosure.

These requirements are in addition to the requirements for installations in non-hazardous areas.

BS EN 60079-14 applies to all electrical equipment including fixed, portable, transportable and personal, and installations, permanent or temporary.

It applies to installations at all voltages.

The 2009 edition constitutes a technical revision with respect to gases and vapours

The significant technical changes include

  • Knowledge, skills and competencies of "Responsible Persons”, “Operatives" and "Designers" are explained
  • Equipment Protection Levels (EPLs) have been introduced and are explained
  • Dust requirements included from EN 61241-14:2004.

BS EN 60079-14:2008 supersedes BS EN 60079-14:2003 which is withdrawn.


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