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Reference EN 60079-29-2:2007
Title Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-2: Gas detectors - Selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen
Project Number 20615
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 60079-29 gives guidance on, and recommended practice for, the selection, installation, safe use and maintenance of electrically operated group II apparatus intended for use in industrial and commercial safety applications for the detection and measurement of flammable gases complying with the requirements of IEC 60079-29-1.This first edition of IEC 60079-29-2 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 61779-6:1999 and constitutes a technical revision with many changes with respect to the previous edition.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-11-23
Current Stage code deadline 2008-08-01
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Directive(s) ATEX related (94/9/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 31
Reference Document IEC 60079-29-2:2007 (EQV)
ICS 29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres
Keywords Explosive; Atmosphere; Gas; Detector; Guide
Note Implementation dates aligned to those of EN 60079-29-1:2007 (pr=20622) * Supersedes EN 50073:1999 * Corrigendum to EN issued December 2007
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6060 2007-11-23 2008-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-11-01 2008-01-01  
5060 2007-07-25 2007-08-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-05-18 2007-07-20  
3090 2006-12-22 2007-03-31  
5060 2006-09-04 2006-09-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-03-24 2006-09-01  
1090 2006-03-21 2006-03-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-11-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-11-01


Supersedes EN 50073:1999
Superseded by FprEN 60079-29-2:2013
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-426:1990
EN 60079-0:2006
EN 60079-10:2003
IEC/TR 60079-20:1996
EN 60079-29-1:2007

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