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Reference EN 60079-2:2007
Title Explosive atmospheres - Part 2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"
Project Number 17107
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 60079 contains the specific requirements for the construction and testing of electrical apparatus with pressurized enclosures, of type of protection 'p', intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres. It specifies requirements for pressurized enclosures containing a limited release of a flammable substance. The significant changes with respect to the previous edition is the introduction of the 'Equipment protection level concept'.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-11-15
Current Stage code deadline 2008-08-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ATEX (94/9/EC), TDG (2008/68/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 60079-2:2007 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive atmosphere; Protection; Enclosure p; Pressurized
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2007-11-15 2008-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-11-01 2008-01-01  
5061 2007-09-24 2007-11-01  
5060 2007-01-30 2007-02-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-11-24 2007-01-26  
4099 2006-06-09 2006-09-08  
5060 2006-03-28 2006-04-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-10-21 2006-03-24  
1090 2005-10-18 2005-10-21  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-11-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-11-01


Supersedes EN 60079-2:2004
EN 60079-2:2004/corrigendum Apr. 2006
Superseded by FprEN 60079-2:2014
Normative reference (6) EN 60034-5:2001
IEC 60050-151:2001
IEC 60050-426:1990
EN 60079-0:2006
EN 60112:2003
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60664-1:2003

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