BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016 Explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'', control of ignition sources ''b'', liquid immersion ''k''
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Publication date: 30/04/2016
Publisher: British Standards Institute (BSI)
Publication Status: Active
BS EN 80079-37:2016 Explosive atmospheres. Part 37. Non-electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres. Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety 'c', control of ignition sources 'b', liquid immersion 'k'
This new part of the BS EN 80079 series provides requirements for non-electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.
What is BS EN 80079-37:2016?
BS EN 80079-37:2016 specifies the requirements for the design and construction of non-electrical equipment, intended for use in explosive atmospheres, protected by the types of protection:
- Constructional safety “c”
- Control of ignition source “b”
- Liquid immersion “k”
This standard is applicable to non-electrical equipment such as: couplings, pumps, gearboxes, brakes, hydraulic and pneumatic motors and any combination of devices to realise a machine, fan, engine, compressor, assemblies, etc.
These types of ignition protection can be used on their own or in combination to meet the requirements for equipment of Group I, Group II, and Group III (depending on the ignition hazard assessment set out in BS EN 80079-36).
What is the relationship between BS EN 80079-37 and BS EN 80079-36?
BS EN 80079-37:2016 supplements and modifies requirements in BS EN 80079-36. Where it conflicts with BS EN 80079-36, this standard takes precedence.
Find out BS EN 80079-36
Who should use BS EN 80079-37:2016?
BS EN 80079-37 is relevant to all professionals working with non-electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres:
- Mechanical engineers
- Site inspectors
- Manufacturers of mechanical equipment for explosive environments
- Manufacturers of components for mechanical equipment
- Regulatory bodies
- Occupational health and safety officers
- Regulatory bodies
It can be used by markets across the board of industries that operate in potentially explosive atmospheres (dealing with gases, vapours and dusts):
- Underground mining
- Oil & gas production and processing plants; onshore and offshore platforms
- Oil and gas tankers, drilling ships
- Oil refineries
- Petrochemical and Chemical processing plants
- Gas pipelines and distribution centres
- Re-fuelling stations or petrol stations
- Printing industries, paper and textiles
- Surface coating industries
- Sewerage treatment plants
- Testing sites