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Reference EN 60079-10:2003
Title Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres - Part 10: Classification of hazardous areas
Project Number 14941
Abstract/Scope Is concerned with the classification of hazardous areas where flammable gas or vapour risks may arise, in order to permit the proper selection and installation of apparatus for use in such hazardous areas.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-04-09
Current Stage code deadline 2003-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 31J
Reference Document IEC 60079-10:2002 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive; Gas atmosphere; Hazardous area; Classification
Note Superseded by EN 60079-10-1:2009
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6060 2003-04-09 2003-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-12-01 2003-04-01  
5061 2002-10-28 2002-12-01  
5020 2002-03-01 2002-08-30  
1090 2001-12-04 2002-06-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-04-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-12-01


Supersedes EN 60079-10:1996
Superseded by EN 60079-10-1:2009
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-426:1990
IEC 60079-4:1975
IEC 60079-4A:1970
IEC/TR 60079-20:1996

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