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Reference EN 50050-1:2013
Title Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment - Safety requirements - Part 1: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable liquid coating materials
Project Number 22512
Abstract/Scope 1.1 This European Standard specifies the requirements for hand-held or hand-operated electrostatic spraying equipment for ignitable liquid coating materials to be used in explosive atmospheres generated by their own spray cloud within a temperature range from 5 °C to 40 °C. This European Standard deals with all hazards significant for the electrostatic spraying of liquid coating materials, which could also contain small quantities of added metal particles, if the work is carried out under conditions recommended by the manufacturer. In particular, this includes ignition hazards resulting from the generated explosive atmosphere. This European Standard specifies the design-related and test requirements for electrostatic spraying equipment of type A-L according to Table 1 of EN 50176:2009. 1.2 With regard to explosion protection and prevention measures, this European Standard also applies to ionisators with high voltage corona charging. Ionisators in conformity with EN 50050-1 provide equipment category 2G. Parts of ionisators, which are intended to be used or installed in Zone 2, provide equipment category 3G in conformity with EN 50050-1, see Annex D. 1.3 Electrostatic applicators are considered to be equipment of group II, category 2G for use in potentially explosive areas of zone 1 or 2, which have been generated by the equipment itself. All other parts of hand-held electrostatic spraying equipment are considered to be equipment of category 3G if they are installed or used in potentially explosive areas of zone 2. 1.4 All other significant hazards relevant for applicators (e.g. ejection of fluids, mechanical strength, electrical hazards (apart from the electrostatic hazards), noise, explosion, contact with or inhalation of dangerous substances, ergonomics) are covered by EN 1953. 1.5 This European Standard also gives details regarding quality assurance systems for electrostatic spraying equipment, see Annex C. 1.6 Additional requirements may be applicable to equipment designed for use in food and pharmaceutical industry. 1.7 This European Standard does not apply to  zone classification of the areas in and around spray booths [see EN 12215],  zone classification of other areas with potentially explosive atmosphere [see EN 60079-10-1],  selection, erection and application of other electrical and non-electrical equipment in areas with explosion hazard [see EN 60079 14 and EN 12215],  cleaning of spraying areas, see instruction manual of the spraying equipment,  fire prevention and protection, for instance fire hazards due to other sources [see EN 12215],  requirements for machinery for the supply and recirculation of coating material under pressure [see EN 12621]. 1.8 When processing coating materials having specific electrical properties (conductivity, resistivity) the function of the hand-held spraying equipment to charge coating materials electrostatically may be affected as a result of a voltage drop at the charging electrode.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-08
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-14
Deadline date for vote 2012-07-01


Directive(s) ATEX (94/9/EC)
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 87.100 - Paint coating equipment
Keywords Electrostatic; Hand-held; Spraying equipment; Ignitable; Liquid coating
Note D135/C144: NWI approved - Target date for vote: 2011-07-01 but to be split in 3 parts (D135/C145) * Link to ATEX (94/9/EC) added following ATEX consultant's request * In combination with EN 50050-2 (pr=23164) & EN 50050-3 (pr=23165) supersedes EN 50050:2006 * D140/C071: tdv extended to read 2012-07-01*20130909: Publication allocated to
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Deadline Date
6060 2013-11-08 2014-10-14 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-10-14 2013-11-11  
5060 2013-09-09 2013-09-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-06-21 2013-09-06 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4090 2013-03-04    
4060 2011-11-02 2011-12-20 export to doc file  EN
4020 2011-05-27 2011-10-28 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2011-03-01 2011-05-20  
2020 2010-08-27 2011-08-30  
1099 2009-09-01 2010-09-01  
1000 2009-01-30 2009-08-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-10-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-10-14


Supersedes EN 50050:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(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.