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We specialize in IEC/ATEX/EX Electrical Equipment for use in Hazardous/Industrial Environments

Marking to Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) 0518 Marking to IEC/EN Standard 60079-0 G as
Dus t (D)

II 2 G D
C ategory G as (G ) G roup II E xplos ive atmos pheres (other than mines ) G roup I Mines s us ceptible to firedamp

Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres (Equipment II)


EPL IE C S tandards 60079-0 60079-11 60079-18 Ga 60079-26 60079-28 60079-1 60079-2 60079-5 60079-6 60079-7 Gb 60079-11 60079-18 60079-25 60079-27 60079-28 op is op pr op s h ic mc nA nR nL nC pz op is op pr op s h op is d p, px, py q o e ib mb ia ma Type of protection G eneral requirements Intrins ic s afety E ncaps ulation E quipment with equipment protection level (E P L) G a P rotection of equipment and trans mis s ion s ys tems us ing optical radiation Flameproof enclos ures P res s urized enclos ures P owder filling Oil immers ion Increas ed s afety Intrins ic s afety E ncaps ulation Intrins ically s afe s ys tems Fieldbus intrins ically s afe concept (FIS C O) P rotection of equipment and trans mis s ion s ys tems us ing optical radiation Intrins ic s afety E ncaps ulation Non s parking R es tricted breathing enclos ure Limited energy (only old edition) E quipment producing operational s parks P res s urized enclos ures P rotection of equipment and trans mis s ion s ys tems us ing optical radiation

Number of the noti ed body

Catagories (Directive 94/9/EC Annex I)


C ategory 1 C ategory 1 compris es equipment des igned to be capable of functioning in conformity with the operational parameters es tablis hed by the manufacturer and ens uring a very high level of protection. E quipment in this category is intended for us e in areas in which explos ive atmos pheres caus ed by mixtures of air and gas es , vapours or mis t or by air/dus t mixtures are pres ent continuous ly, for long periods or frequently. E quipment in this category mus t ens ure the requis ite level of protection, even in the event of rare incidents relating to equipment, and is characterized by means of protection s uch that: either, in the event of failure of one means of protection, at leas t an independent s econd means provides the requis ite level of protection, or the requis ite level of protection is as s ured in the event of two faults occuring independently of each other.

C ategory 2

C ategory 2 compris es equipment des igned to be capable of functioning in conformity with the operational parameters es tablis hed by the manufacturer and of ens uring a high level of protection. E quipment in this category is intended for us e in areas in which explos ive atmos pheres caus ed by gas es , vapours , mis ts or air/dus t mixtures are likely to occur. The means of protection relating to equipment in this category ens ure the requis ite level of protection, even in the event of frequently occuring dis turbances or equipment faults which normally have to be taken into account.

60079-11 60079-18 60079-15 60079-15 Gc 60079-15 60079-15 60079-2 60079-28

C ategory 3

C ategory 3 compris es equipment des igned to be functioning in conformity with the operational parameters es tablis hed by the manufacturer and ens uring normal level of protection. E quipment in this category is intended for us e in areas in which explos ive atmos pheres caus ed by gas es , vapours , mis ts , or air/dus t mixtures are unlikely to occur or, if they do s o only infrequently and for a s hort period only.

Gas
Zone 0 A place in which an explos ive atmos phere cons is ting of a mixture with air of flammable s ubs tances in the form of gas or vapour is pres ent continuous ly or for long periods or frequently. A place in which an explos ive atmos phere cons is ting of a mixture with air of flammable s ubs tances in the form of gas or vapour is likely to occur in normal operation occas ionally A place in which an explos ive atmos phere cons is ting of a mixture with air of flammable s ubs tances in the form of gas or vapour is not likely to occur in normal operation, but if it does occur, will pers is t for a s hort period only (us ually no longer than 2 hours ).

Zone 1

Zone 2

Ex ed IIB T6 Gb
Equipment groups (Gas)
IIA Aceton, ethane, B enzene, petrol, butane, propane, methane IIB IIC E thylene, town gas Hydrogen, acetylene
Ignition Maximum Tempertemperature surface temperature ature of gas or for hot surfaces class vapour

Dust
Zone 20 Area in which an explos ive atmos phere in the form of a cloud of combus tible dus t in air is pres ent continuous ly or for long periods or frequently. Area in which an explos ive atmos phere in the form of a cloud of combus tible dus t in air is likely to occur, occas ionally, in normal operation. Area in which an explos ive atmos phere in the form of a cloud of combus tible dus t in air is not likely to occur in normal operation, but if it does occur, will pers is t for a s hort period only.

Zone
0 1 2

Equipment Protection Level (EPL) Ga G b and G a G c, G b and G a

Zone 21

Zone 22

T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6

> 450 > 300 > 200 > 135 > 100 > 85

C C C C C C

440 290 195 130 95 80

C C C C C C

Dust
Electrical equipment for use in areas with combustible dust (Equipment group III)
EPL IE C S tandards 60079-0 60079-31 Da 60079-11 60079-18 60079-31 Db 60079-11 60079-18 61241-4 ta ia ma tb ib mb pD tc ic mc pD Type of protec tion G eneral requirements P rotection by enclos ure P rotection by intrins ic s afety (iaD IE C 61241-11) P rotection by encaps ulation P rotection by enclos ure P rotection by intrins ic s afety (ibD IE C 61241-11) P rotection by encaps ulation Type of protection 'pD' P rotection by enclos ure P rotection by intrins ic s afety P rotection by encaps ulation Type of protection 'pD'

Non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres


E urope E N 13463-1 E N 13463-2 E N 13463-3 E N 13463-5 E N 13463-6 E N 13463-7 E N 13463-8 fr d c b p k C ode Type of protec tion B as ic method and requirements P rotection by flow res tricting enclos ure P rotection by flameproof enclos ure P rotection by cons tructional s afety P rotection by control of ignition s ource P rotection by pres s urized enclos ure P rotection by liquid immers ion

IP Degree of Protection
IEC/EN 60529
Firs t numeral (agains t penetration of s olid foreign objects / prevention of acces s to hazardous parts ) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 not protected 50.0 mm diameter / back of hand 12.5 mm diameter / finger 2.5 mm diameter / tool 1.0 mm diameter / wire dus t-protected / wire dus t-tight / wire S econd numeral (agains t penetration of water with harmful effects ) not protected vertically falling water drops water drops (enclos ure tilted 15) s praying water s plas hing water water jets powerful water jets temporary immers ion in water continuous immers ion in water

60079-31 Dc 60079-11 60079-18 61241-4

Surface temperature max.

Ex tb IIIC T95 C Db Ex tb IIIC T95 C


Equipment groups (Dust) IIIA fibres IIIB non-conductive dus t IIIC conductive dus t

Zone
20 21 22

Equipment Protection Level (EPL) Da Db and Da Dc, Db and Da

E xample: IP 54 dus t-protected / protected agains t s plas hing water

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