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Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres



Reference EN 61241-10:2004
Title Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust - Part 10: Classification of areas where combustible dusts are or may be present
Project Number 15203
Abstract/Scope Deals with the classification of areas where explosive dust/air mixtures and combustible dust layers are present, in order to permit the proper selection of equipment for use in such areas. The principles of the standard can also be followed when combustible fibres or flyings may cause a hazard. To be applied where there can be a risk due to the presence of explosive dust/air mixtures or combustible dust layers under normal atmospheric conditions.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-07-22
Current Stage code deadline 2005-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 61241-10:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive atmosphere; Dust; Area; Classification
Note Supersedes EN 50281-3:2002
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6060 2004-07-22 2005-04-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-07-01 2004-11-01  
5061 2004-05-17 2004-07-01  
5020 2004-02-27 2004-04-30  
4099 2003-01-31 2003-04-30  
4020 2002-04-26 2002-09-27  
3099 2002-04-23 2002-04-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-07-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-07-01


Supersedes EN 50281-3:2002
Superseded by EN 60079-10-2:2009
Normative reference (6) EN 61241-0:2006
EN 61241-14:2004

(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.