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Reference EN 50050-2:2013
Title Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment - Safety requirements - Part 2: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable coating powder
Project Number 23164
Abstract/Scope 1.1 This European Standard specifies the requirements for hand-held or hand-operated electrostatic spraying equipment for ignitable coating powders within a temperature range from 5 °C to 40 °C to be used in explosive atmospheres generated by their own spray cloud. This European Standard deals with all electrical hazards significant for the electrostatic spraying of coating powders, 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-P according to Table 1 of EN 50177:2009. 1.2 With regard to explosion protection and prevention measures, this standard also applies to ionisators with corona charging. Ionisators used together with or under similar conditions as electrostatic spraying equipment for ignitable coating powders are considered to be equipment of group II, category 2D for use in potentially explosive areas of zone 21 or 22. All other parts of ionisators are considered to be equipment of category 3D if they are installed or used in potentially explosive areas of zone 22. 1.3 Electrostatic applicators are considered to be equipment of group II, category 2D for use in potentially explosive areas of zone 21 or 22, which have been generated by the equipment itself. All other parts of hand-held electrostatic spraying equipment are considered to be equipment of category 3D if they are installed or used in potentially explosive areas of zone 22, see Annex D. 1.4 All other significant hazards relevant for applicators (e.g. ejection of powder, mechanical strength, electrical hazards (apart from the electrostatic hazards)), noise, explosion, contract 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 12981],  zone classification of other areas with potentially explosive atmosphere [see EN 60079-10-2],  selection, erection and application of other electrical and non-electrical equipment in areas with explosion hazard [see EN 60079 14 and EN 12981],  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 12981],  dust hazards [see EN 12981].


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; Coating powder
Note D135/C145: prEN 50050 to be split into 3 parts (no NWI to be requested) * In combination with EN 50050-1 (pr=22512) & EN 50050-3 (pr=23165) supersede EN 50050:2006 * D140/C071: tdv extended to read 2012-07-01*20130909: Publication allocated to
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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 2010-08-12    

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.