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BS EN 60079-11:2012 Explosive atmospheres Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"

BS EN 60079-11:2012

Explosive atmospheres Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"

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Standard number:BS EN 60079-11:2012
Pages:156
Released:2014-11-30
ISBN:978 0 580 88385 9
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BS EN 60079-11:2012


This standard BS EN 60079-11:2012 Explosive atmospheres is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 29.260.20 Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
  • 13.230 Explosion protection

This part of IEC 60079 specifies the construction and testing of intrinsically safe apparatus intended for use in an explosive atmosphere and for associated apparatus, which is intended for connection to intrinsically safe circuits which enter such atmospheres.

This type of protection is applicable to electrical equipment in which the electrical circuits themselves are incapable of causing an explosion in the surrounding explosive atmospheres.

This standard is also applicable to electrical equipment or parts of electrical equipment located outside the explosive atmosphere or protected by another Type of Protection listed in IEC 60079-0, where the intrinsic safety of the electrical circuits in the explosive atmosphere may depend upon the design and construction of such electrical equipment or parts of such electrical equipment. The electrical circuits exposed to the explosive atmosphere are evaluated for use in such an atmosphere by applying this standard.

The requirements for intrinsically safe systems are provided in IEC 60079-25.

This standard supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079-0, except as indicated in Table 1. Where a requirement of this standard conflicts with a requirement of IEC 60079-0, the requirements of this standard shall take precedence.

If requirements in this standard are applicable to both intrinsically safe apparatus and associated apparatus the term “apparatus” is used throughout the standard.

This standard is for electrical equipment only; therefore the term “equipment” used in the standard always means “electrical equipment”.

If associated apparatus is placed in the explosive atmosphere, it shall be protected by an appropriate Type of Protection listed in IEC 60079-0, and then the requirements of that method of protection together with the relevant parts of IEC 60079-0 also apply to the associated apparatus.

Table 1

Applicability of specific clauses of IEC 60079-0

Clause or subclause of IEC 60079-0

IEC 60079-0 clause application to IEC 60079-11

Intrinsically safe apparatus

Associated apparatus

Ed. 5.0 (2007) (informative)

Ed. 6.0 (2011) (informative)

Clause / Subclause title (normative)

Group I and Group II

Group III

 
1 1 Scope Applies Applies Applies
2 2 Normative references Applies Applies Applies
3 3 Terms and definitions Applies Applies Applies
4 4 Equipment grouping Applies Applies Applies
4.1 4.1 Group I Applies Excluded Applies
4.2 4.2 Group II Applies Excluded Applies
4.3 4.3 Group III Excluded Applies Applies
4.4 4.4 Equipment for a particular explosive atmosphere Applies Applies Applies
5.1 5.1 Environmental influences Applies Applies Applies
5.1.1 5.1.1 Ambient temperature Applies Applies Applies
5.1.2 5.1.2 External source of heating or cooling Applies Applies Applies
5.2 5.2 Service temperature Applies Applies Applies
5.3.1 5.3.1 Determination of maximum surface temperature Applies Applies Excluded
5.3.2.1 5.3.2.1 Group I electrical equipment Applies Excluded Excluded
5.3.2.2 5.3.2.2 Group II electrical equipment Applies Excluded Excluded
5.3.2.3 5.3.2.3 Group III electrical equipment Excluded Applies Excluded
5.3.3 5.3.3 Small component temperature for Group I or Group II electrical equipment Applies Excluded Excluded
6.1 6.1 General Applies Applies Applies
6.2 6.2 Mechanical strength of equipment Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
6.3 6.3 Opening times Excluded Excluded Excluded
6.4 6.4 Circulating currents in enclosures (e.g. of large electrical machines) Excluded Excluded Excluded
6.5 6.5 Gasket retention Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a)is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
6.6 6.6 Electromagnetic and ultrasonic radiating equipment Applies Applies Excluded
7.1.1 7.1.1 Applicability Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.1.2 7.1.2.1 Specification of materials Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.1.3 7.1.2.2 Plastic materials Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.1.4 7.1.2.3 Elastomers Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.2 7.2 Thermal endurance Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.3 7.3 Resistance to light Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
7.4 7.4 Electrostatic charges on external non-metallic materials Applies Applies Excluded
NR 7.5 Accessible metal parts Applies Applies Excluded
7.5 NR Threaded holes Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
8.1 8.1 Material composition Applies Applies Excluded
8.1.1 8.2 Group I Applies Excluded Excluded
8.1.2 8.3 Group II Applies Excluded Excluded
8.1.3 8.4 Group III Excluded Applies Excluded
8.2 NR Threaded holes Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
9 9 Fasteners Excluded Excluded Excluded
10 10 Interlocking devices Excluded Excluded Excluded
11 11 Bushings Excluded Excluded Excluded
12 12 Materials used for cementing Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
13 13 Ex Components Applies Applies Applies
14 14 Connection facilities and termination compartments Excluded Excluded Excluded
15 15 Connection facilities for earthing or bonding conductors Excluded Excluded Excluded
16 16 Entries into enclosures Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
17 17 Supplementary requirements for rotating machines Excluded Excluded Excluded
18 18 Supplementary requirements for switchgear Excluded Excluded Excluded
19 19 Supplementary requirements for fuses Excluded Excluded Excluded
20 20 Supplementary requirements for plugs, socket outlets and connectors Excluded Excluded Excluded
21 21 Supplementary requirements for luminaires Excluded Excluded Excluded
22 22 Supplementary requirements for caplights and handlights Modified Modified Excluded
23.1 23.1 General Applies Applies Applies
23.2 23.2 Batteries Excluded Excluded Excluded
23.3 23.3 Cell types Applies Applies Applies
23.4 23.4 Cells in a battery Applies Applies Applies
23.5 23.5 Ratings of batteries Applies Applies Applies
23.6 23.6 Interchangeability Applies Applies Applies
23.7 23.7 Charging of primary batteries Applies Applies Applies
23.8 23.8 Leakage Applies Applies Applies
23.9 23.9 Connections Applies Applies Applies
23.10 23.10 Orientation Applies Applies Applies
23.11 23.11 Replacement of cells or batteries Applies Applies Applies
23.12 23.12 Replaceable battery pack Applies Applies Applies
24 24 Documentation Applies Applies Applies
25 25 Compliance of prototype or sample with documents Applies Applies Applies
26.1 26.1 General Applies Applies Applies
26.2 26.2 Test configuration Applies Applies Applies
26.3 26.3 Tests in explosive test mixtures Applies Applies Applies
26.4.1 26.4.1 Order of tests Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.1.1 26.4.1.1 Metallic enclosures, metallic parts of enclosures and glass parts of enclosures Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.1.2 26.4.1.2 Non-metallic enclosures or non-metallic parts of enclosures Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.1.2.1 26.4.1.2.1 Group I electrical equipment Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.1.2.2 26.4.1.2.2 Group II and Group III electrical equipment Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.2 26.4.2 Resistance to impact Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.3 26.4.3 Drop test Applies Applies Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.4 26.4.4 Acceptance criteria AC1_startAppliesAC1_end AC1_startAppliesAC1_end Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.4.5 26.4.5 Degree of protection (IP) by enclosures Applies Applies Applies
26.5.1.1 26.5.1.1 General Applies Applies Excluded
26.5.1.2 26.5.1.2 Service temperature Modified Modified Modified
26.5.1.3 26.5.1.3 Maximum surface temperature Modified Modified Modified
26.5.2 26.5.2 Thermal shock test Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.5.3 26.5.3 Small component ignition test (Group I and Group II) Applies Excluded Excluded
26.6 26.6 Torque test for bushings Excluded Excluded Excluded
26.7 26.7 Non-metallic enclosures or non-metallic parts of enclosures Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.8 26.8 Thermal endurance to heat Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.9 26.9 Thermal endurance to cold Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.10 26.10 Resistance to light Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
26.11 26.11 Resistance to chemical agents for Group I electrical equipment Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded Excluded
26.12 26.12 Earth continuity Excluded Excluded Excluded
26.13 26.13 Surface resistance test of parts of enclosures of non-metallic materials Applies Applies Excluded
26.15 26.14 Measurement of capacitance Applies Applies Excluded
NR 26.15 Verification of ratings of ventilating fans Excluded Excluded Excluded
NR 26.16 Alternative qualification of elastomeric sealing O-rings Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
27 27 Routine tests Applies Applies Applies
28 28 Manufacturer’s responsibility Applies Applies Applies
29 29 Marking Applies Applies Applies
30 30 Instructions Applies Applies Applies
Annex A (Normative) Annex A (Normative) Supplementary requirements for cable glands Excluded Excluded Excluded
Annex B (Normative) Annex B (Normative) Requirements for Ex Components Applies Applies Applies
Annex C (Informative) Annex C (Informative) Example of rig for resistance to impact test Applies Applies Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied
Annex D (Informative) NR Alternative risk assessment method encompassing “equipment protection levels” for Ex equipment Applies Applies Applies
Annex E (Informative) Annex D (Informative) Motors supplied by converters Excluded Excluded Excluded
NR Annex E (Informative) Temperature rise testing of electric machines Excluded Excluded Excluded
NR Annex F (Informative) Guideline flowchart for tests of non-metallic enclosures or non-metallic parts of enclosures (26.4) Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied Excluded except when 6.1.3 a) is applied. Excluded except when 6.1.2.3a) is applied

Applies – This requirement of IEC 60079-0 is applied without change.

Excluded – This requirement of IEC 60079-0 does not apply.

Excluded except – This requirement of IEC 60079-0 does not apply except when the conditions stated are met.

Modified – This requirement of IEC 60079-0 is modified as detailed in this standard.

NR – No requirements.

NOTE The clause numbers in the above table are shown for information only. The applicable requirements of IEC 60079-0 are identified by the clause title which is normative. This table was written against the specific requirements of IEC 60079-0, ed. 6.0. The clause numbers for the previous edition are shown for information only. This is to enable the General requirements IEC 60079-0, ed. 5.0, to be used where necessary with this part of IEC 60079. Where there were no requirements, indicated by NR, or there is a conflict between requirements, the later edition requirements take precedence.


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