- ATEX Standards

- ATEX Standards

- ATEX Standards

ATEX Area Classification

EN 80079-20-2
Explosive atmospheres: Material characteristics - Combustible dusts test methods
This part of ISO/IEC 80079 describes the test methods for the identification of combustible dust and combustible dust layers to permit classification of areas where such materials exist for the purpose of the proper selection and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment for use in the presence of combustible dust. It describes the methodology to be followed by a laboratory to assess if a dust sample is combustible and the main characteristics of a dust sample, like the Minimum Ignition Energy. Hereafter some definitions from the standard.     3.1 combustible dust: finely divided
EN 60079-10-1
 ATEX STANDARD AND CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS WITH PRESENCE OF GAS
The latest edition of the ATEX standard was published as EN on April 1, 2016. The ATEX standard EN 60079-10-1 is concerned with the classification of areas where flammable gas or vapour hazards may arise and may then be used as a basis to support the proper selection and installation of equipment for use in hazardous areas. This ATEX Directive is intended to be applied where there may be an ignition hazard due to the presence of flammable gas or vapour, mixed with air. Among the news introduced with the ATEX standard there is a method described in Annex D for the estimation of hazardous are
EN 60079-10-2
 ATEX STANDARD AND CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS WITH PRESENCE OF DUST
The last edition of the ATEX standard was published as EN on December 1, 2015. The ATEX standard EN 60079-10-2 is concerned  with the identification and classification of areas where such hazards from dust can arise. It sets out the essential criteria against which the ignition hazards can be assessed and gives guidance on the design and control parameters which can be used in order to reduce such a hazard. General and special criteria are given for the process of identification and classification of hazardous areas. Among the news introduced in the ATEX standard is a guidance on hybrid mixtur