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БДС EN 60079-2:2015

Explosive atmospheres - Part 2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"

Feb 17, 2015
Jan 15, 2018

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60.60     Feb 17, 2015



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<span style='color:red'>NEW!</span> IEC 60079-2:2014 is available as <a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/Artnum_PK/99999311131?opendocument">IEC Standards+ 60079-2:2014 which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60079-2:2014 contains the specific requirements for the construction and testing of electrical equipment with pressurized enclosures, of type of protection "p", intended for use in explosi ve gas atmospheres or explosive dust atmospheres. It also includes the requirements for pressurized enclosures containing a limited release of a flammable substance. This standard supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079-0. Where a requirement of this standard conflicts with a requirement of IEC 60079-0, the requirements of this standard take precedence. This standard does not include the requirements for:

- pressurized enclosures where the containment system may release air with an oxygen content greater than normal, or oxygen in combination with inert gas where the oxygen is in a proportion greater than 21 %;

- pressurized rooms or analyser houses; see IEC 60079-13;

- pressurized enclosures used where "explosives" or pyrotechnics are present;

- pressurized enclosures used where hybrid mixtures of gas/vapour and combustible dust are present;

- pressurized enclosures used where pyrophoric substances such as explosives or propellants containing their own oxidizers are present;

- pressurized enclosures with an internal source of release of combustible dust.

This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2007. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 61241-4 published in 2001. This sixth edition constitutes a technical revision. The significance of changes between IEC 60079-2, Edition 6.0, 2014 and IEC 60079-2, Edition 5.0, 2007 are as listed in the foreword of the document.
Keywords: electrical equipment with pressurized enclosures, type of protection "p", explosive gas atmospheres, explosive dust atmospheres

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)


Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of the dangerous goods


Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)


Life cycle


БДС EN 60079-2:2008

БДС EN 61241-4:2007


БДС EN 60079-2:2015
60.60 Standard published
Feb 17, 2015


БДС EN 60079-2:2014/AC:2015


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Adopted from EN 60079-2:2014

Adopted from IEC 60079-2:2014 ED6