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Reference EN 60079-26:2007
Title Explosive atmospheres - Part 26: Equipment with equipment protection level (EPL) Ga
Project Number 16764
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 60079 specifies the particular requirements for construction, test and marking for electrical equipment that provides equipment protection level (EPL) Ga. This electrical equipment, within the operational parameters specified by the manufacturer, ensures a very high level of protection that includes rare faults related to the equipment or two faults occurring independently of each other. The contents of the corrigendum of March 2009 have been included in this copy.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-03-23
Current Stage code deadline 2007-10-01
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Directive(s) ATEX (94/9/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 60079-26:2006 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive atmosphere; Gas; Construction; Test; Marking
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2007-03-23 2007-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-10-01 2006-12-01  
5061 2006-08-28 2006-10-01  
5060 2006-07-31 2006-08-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-05-26 2006-07-28  
4099 2006-02-17 2006-04-14  
4091 2005-08-12 2005-10-18  
4020 2005-02-25 2005-07-29  
3099 2005-02-22 2005-02-25  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-03-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-10-01


Supersedes EN 60079-26:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60079-0:2006
EN 60079-1:2004
corr. March 2004
corr. April 2006
EN 60079-10:2003
EN 60079-11:2007
EN 60079-18:2004
corr. April 2006
EN 60695-11-10:1999

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