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    BS EN 60079-0 ED 6.0 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 0: EQUIPMENT - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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    Superseded date:  30-09-2012

    Language(s):  English

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    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Equipment grouping
       4.1 Group I
       4.2 Group II
       4.3 Group III
       4.4 Equipment for a particular explosive atmosphere
    5 Temperatures
       5.1 Environmental influences
       5.2 Service temperature
       5.3 Maximum surface temperature
    6 Requirements for all electrical equipment
       6.1 General
       6.2 Mechanical strength of equipment
       6.3 Opening times
       6.4 Circulating currents in enclosures (e.g. of
             large electrical machines)
       6.5 Gasket retention
       6.6 Electromagnetic and ultrasonic energy radiating
             equipment
    7 Non-metallic enclosures and non-metallic parts of enclosures
       7.1 General
       7.2 Thermal endurance
       7.3 Resistance to light
       7.4 Electrostatic charges on external non-metallic
             materials
       7.5 Accessible metal parts
    8 Metallic enclosures and metallic parts of enclosures
       8.1 Material composition
       8.2 Group I
       8.3 Group II
       8.4 Group III
    9 Fasteners
       9.1 General
       9.2 Special fasteners
       9.3 Holes for special fasteners
    10 Interlocking devices
    11 Bushings
    12 Materials used for cementing
    13 Ex Components
       13.1 General
       13.2 Mounting
       13.3 Internal mounting
       13.4 External mounting
    14 Connection facilities and termination compartments
       14.1 General
       14.2 Termination compartment
       14.3 Type of protection
       14.4 Creepage and clearance
    15 Connection facilities for earthing or bonding conductors
       15.1 Equipment requiring earthing
       15.2 Equipment not requiring earthing
       15.3 Size of conductor connection
       15.4 Protection against corrosion
       15.5 Secureness of electrical connections
    16 Entries into enclosures
       16.1 General
       16.2 Identification of entries
       16.3 Cable glands
       16.4 Blanking elements
       16.5 Thread adapters
       16.6 Temperature at branching point and entry point
       16.7 Electrostatic charges of cable sheaths
    17 Supplementary requirements for rotating machines
       17.1 Ventilation
       17.2 Bearings
    18 Supplementary requirements for switchgear
       18.1 Flammable dielectric
       18.2 Disconnectors
       18.3 Group I - Provisions for locking
       18.4 Doors and covers
    19 Supplementary requirements for fuses
    20 Supplementary requirements for plugs, socket
       outlets and connectors
       20.1 Interlocking
       20.2 Energized plugs
    21 Supplementary requirements for luminaires
       21.1 General
       21.2 Covers for luminaires of EPL Mb, EPL Gb, or EPL Db
       21.3 Covers for luminaires of EPL Gc or EPL Dc
       21.4 Sodium lamps
    22 Supplementary requirements for caplights and handlights
       22.1 Group I caplights
       22.2 Group II and Group III caplights and handlights
    23 Equipment incorporating cells and batteries
       23.1 General
       23.2 Batteries
       23.3 Cell types
       23.4 Cells in a battery
       23.5 Ratings of batteries
       23.6 Interchangeability
       23.7 Charging of primary batteries
       23.8 Leakage
       23.9 Connections
       23.10 Orientation
       23.11 Replacement of cells or batteries
       23.12 Replaceable battery pack
    24 Documentation
    25 Compliance of prototype or sample with documents
    26 Type tests
       26.1 General
       26.2 Test configuration
       26.3 Tests in explosive test mixtures
       26.4 Tests of enclosures
       26.5 Thermal tests
       26.6 Torque test for bushings
       26.7 Non-metallic enclosures or non-metallic parts
             of enclosures
       26.8 Thermal endurance to heat
       26.9 Thermal endurance to cold
       26.10 Resistance to light
       26.11 Resistance to chemical agents for Group I
             electrical equipment
       26.12 Earth continuity
       26.13 Surface resistance test of parts of enclosures
             of non-metallic materials
       26.14 Measurement of capacitance
       26.15 Verification of ratings of ventilating fans
       26.16 Alternative qualification of elastomeric
             sealing O-rings
    27 Routine tests
    28 Manufacturer's responsibility
       28.1 Conformity with the documentation
       28.2 Certificate
       28.3 Responsibility for marking
    29 Marking
       29.1 Location
       29.2 General
       29.3 Ex marking for explosive gas atmospheres
       29.4 Ex marking for explosive dust atmospheres
       29.5 Combined types of protection
       29.6 Multiple types of protection
       29.7 Ga using two independent Gb types of protection
       29.8 Ex Components
       29.9 Small equipment and small Ex Components
       29.10 Extremely small equipment and extremely
             small Ex Components
       29.11 Warning markings
       29.12 Alternate marking of equipment protection
             levels (EPLs)
       29.13 Cells and batteries
       29.14 Converter-fed electrical machines
       29.15 Examples of marking
    30 Instructions
       30.1 General
       30.2 Cells and batteries
       30.3 Electrical machines
       30.4 Ventilating fans
    Annex A (normative) - Supplementary requirements for
            cable glands
       A.1 General
       A.2 Constructional requirements
       A.3 Type tests
       A.4 Marking
    Annex B (normative) - Requirements for Ex Components
    Annex C (informative) - Example of rig for resistance to impact
            test
    Annex D (informative) - Alternative risk assessment method
            encompassing "equipment protection levels" for Ex
            equipment
       D.1 Historical background
       D.2 General
       D.3 Risk of ignition protection afforded
       D.4 Implementation
    Annex E (informative) - Motors supplied by converters
    Annex F (Informative) - Temperature rise testing of electric
            machines
    Annex G (Informative) - Guideline flowchart for tests of
            non-metallic enclosures nonmetallic parts of enclosures
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    Committee GEL/31
    Document Type Draft
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
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