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Reference EN 61241-0:2006
Title Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust - Part 0: General requirements
Project Number 15204
Abstract/Scope Specifies general requirements for the design, construction, testing and marking of electrical apparatus protected by any recognized safeguard technique for use in areas where combustible dust may be present in quantities that could lead to a fire or explosion hazard. The application of electrical apparatus in atmospheres which may contain explosive gas as well as combustible dust, whether simultaneously or separately, requires additional protective measures. The contents of the corrigendum of November 2005 have been included in this copy.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-12-15
Current Stage code deadline 2007-07-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 61241-0:2004 (MOD) + corrigendum Nov. 2005 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive atmosphere; Dust; Combustible dust
Note D124/026: prEN & prAA (pr=16527) ratified together as EN * To be listed in OJ under ATEX * Partly supersedes EN 50281-1-1:1998 + corr. August 1999 + A1:2002 * Superseded by EN 60079-0:2009
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2006-12-15 2007-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2005-09-13 2006-04-01  
5062 2005-08-31 2005-09-13  
5091 2004-09-01 2005-03-01  
5061 2004-06-28 2004-09-01  
5020 2004-03-05 2004-05-07  
4099 2003-01-31 2003-03-31  
4020 2002-04-26 2002-09-27  
3099 2002-04-24 2002-09-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-09-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-12-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-10-01


Supersedes EN 50281-1-1:1998
EN 50281-1-1:1998/corrigendum Aug. 1999
EN 50281-1-1:1998/A1:2002
Superseded by EN 60079-0:2009
Normative reference (6) ISO 48:1994
ISO 178:2001
ISO 179-1:2000
ISO 262:1998
ISO 273:1979
ISO 286-2:1988
ISO 527-1:1993
ISO 965-1:1998
ISO 1818:1975
ISO 4014:1999
ISO 4017:1999
ISO 4026:2003
ISO 4027:2003
ISO 4028:2003
ISO 4029:2003
ISO 4032:1999
ISO 4762:1997
ISO 4892-1:1999
EN 60034-5:2001
EN 60079-0:2006
EN 60079-7:2003
IEC 60079-11:1999
EN 60086-1:2001
IEC 60095-1:2000
EN 60192:2001
EN 60216-1:2001
HD 611.2 S1:1992
EN 60243-1:1998
EN 60285:1994
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60623:2001
EN 60662:1993
EN 60947-3:1999
EN 61056-1:2003
EN 61150:1993
EN 61241-1:2004
corr. December 2006
EN 61241-14:2004

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