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Reference EN 60079-15:2005
Title Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres - Part 15: Construction, test and marking of type of protection "n" electrical apparatus
Project Number 15951
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 60079 specifies requirements for the construction, testing and marking for Group II electrical apparatus with type of protection, n intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres.This part is applicable to non-sparking electrical apparatus and also to electrical apparatus with parts or circuits producing arcs or sparks or having hot surfaces which, if not protected in one of the ways specified in this standard, could be capable of igniting a surrounding explosive gas atmosphere. This standard describes several different methods by which this can be achieved which may be combined with other methods described in EN 60079-0. This part supplements the general requirements in EN 60079-0.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-10-27
Current Stage code deadline 2006-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ATEX (94/9/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 60079-15:2005 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive; Gas atmosphere; Protection n; Construction; Marking
Note Superseded by EN 60079-15:2010
Special National Condition(s)  


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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-10-27 2006-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-06-01 2005-09-01  
5061 2005-04-27 2005-06-01  
5020 2004-12-10 2005-02-11  
4099 2004-03-12 2004-04-30  
4020 2003-08-29 2004-01-30  
3099 2003-08-26 2003-08-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-10-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-06-01


Supersedes EN 60079-15:2003
Superseded by EN 60079-15:2010
Normative reference (6) EN 50262:1998
IEC 60034:201X
EN 60034-1:2004
EN 60034-5:2001
EN 60034-7:1993
CLC/TS 60034-25:2005
EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60068-2-27:1993
EN 60079-0:2006
EN 60079-1:2004
corr. March 2004
corr. April 2006
IEC 60079-11:1999
EN 60079-17:2003
EN 60081:1998
EN 60112:2003
EN 60155:1995
EN 60238:1998
corr. February 1999
EN 60269-3:1995
EN 60400:2000
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60598-1:1997
corr. June 1999
EN 60598-2-11:2005
corr. August 2005
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60927:1996
EN 60998-2-4:1993
corr. October 1993
EN 61048:1993
corr. December 1998
EN 61184:1997
EN 61347-1:2001
corr. July 2003
EN 61347-2-1:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010
EN 61347-2-2:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010
EN 61347-2-3:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010
EN 61347-2-4:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010
EN 61347-2-7:2001
corr. July 2003
EN 61347-2-8:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010
EN 61347-2-9:2001
corr. July 2003
corr. December 2010

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.