British standard BS EN 60079-1:2007 for flameproof enclosures

31 October 2007

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In August 2007 BSI published BS EN 60079-1:2007 Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d", which supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079-0.

This part of BS EN 60079 contains specific requirements for the construction and testing of electrical equipment with the type of protection flameproof enclosure "d", intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres.

BS EN 60079-1 covers a wide variety of topics, including: flameproof joints; threaded and non-threaded joints; gaskets (including O-rings); mechanical strength; operating rods; supplementary requirements for shafts and bearings; joints of shafts; bearings; light-transmitting parts; dimensions; mechanical strength; fasteners, associated holes and blanking elements; materials and mechanical strength of enclosures; cable glands; conduit sealing devices; plugs and sockets and cable couplers; and bushings.

BS EN 60079-1:2007 (ISBN 978 0 580 54669 3) is available from BSI and distributors priced £145 (+ P&P) or £77 for Members of BSI.

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