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IEC 60079 and other IECEx Standards

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The IECEx System is based on the use of International Standards, such as IEC Standards.

These Standards are dedicated to the industry fields associated with the use of equipment.  This equipment is abbrieviated to the term 'Ex' and is installed and operated in potentially hazardous areas at risk of fire or explosion.

Below is a list showing a selection of the current Australian Standards covering electrical equipment located in Group II and Group III Hazardous Areas. This list was checked against https://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/ on the 16th January 2010.
 
1. Wiring Rules
AS/NZS3000:2007
Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules
Amendment:
1 (July 2009)
Comment:
Will add reference to AS/NZS60079.14 for the selection and installation of hazardous area electrical equipment to amendment number

2. Classification of Hazardous Areas - Liquids, Gases & Vapours
AS/NZS60079.10.1:2009
Explosive Gas Atmospheres
Comment:
Includes examples and calculations

3. Classification of Hazardous Areas - Dusts
AS/NZS61241.10:2005
Combustible Dusts
Amendment:
1 (March 2007)
Comment:
To be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079.10.2 during 2010
AS/NZS4745:2004
Code of Practice for Handling Combustible Dusts

4. Classification of Hazardous Areas - Flammable Substances Data
AS/NZS60079.20:2000
Data for flammable gases and vapours
Amendment:
1 (July 2005)

5. Competency Standard
AS/NZS4761:2008
Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA)
Part 1
Competency Standards
Part 2
Guide for Training and Assessment

6. Selection & Installation
AS/NZS60079.14:2009
Design, Selection & Erection - Explosive atmospheres
AS/NZS61241.14:2005
Selection & Installation - Combustible Dusts
Amendment:
1 (June 2005), 2 (September 2005), 3 (November 2006), 4 (February 2007), 5 (March 2007)
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079.14 on 18 September 2011.

7. Inspection & Maintenance
AS/NZS60079.17:2009
Inspection & Maintenance - Explosive atmospheres

8. Mechanical Equipment
AS/NZS80079 Series
Mechanical Equipment for explosive atmospheres
Comment:
Standards are being produced to cover mechanical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.

9. General Requirements
AS/NZS2381.1:2005
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Amendment:
1 (September 2005), 2 (December 2006), 3 (October 2007)
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079 parts 14 and 17 on 18 September 2011.
AS/NZS60079.0:2008
Design of Equipment for Explosive atmospheres

10. Ex d Flameproof
AS/NZS2381.2:2006
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Amendment:
1 (September 2006)
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079 parts 14 and 17 on 18 September 2011.
AS/NZS60079.1:2007
Design of Equipment
Amendment:
1 (August 2008)

11. Ex e Increased Safety
AS2381.6-1993
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079 parts 14 and 17 on 18 September 2011.
AS/NZS60079.7:2006
Design of Equipment
Amendment:
1 (May 2007)

12. Ex i Intrinsic Safety
AS2381.7:1989
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079 parts 14 and 17 on 18 September 2011.
AS/NZS60079.11:2006
Design of Equipment
AS/NZS60079.25:2004
Design of Equipment - Intrinsically Safe Systems
AS/NZS60079.27:2008
Design of Equipment - Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept (FISCO) and Fieldbus Non-Incendive Concept (FNICO)

13. Ex iD Intrinsic Safety
AS/NZS61241.11:2006
Design of Ex iD equipment for combustible dust hazardous areas

14. Ex m Encapsulation
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Shown in AS/NZS60079:2009 parts 14 and 17.
AS/NZS60079.18:2005
Design of Ex m Equipment for Flammable Liquids, Gases & Vapours

15. Ex mD Encapsulation
AS/NZS61241.18:2005
Design of Ex mD equipment for Combustible Dusts

16. Ex n Non-Incendive
AS1076, Part 7-1977
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Will be withdrawn and replaced by AS/NZS60079 parts 14 and 17 on 18 September 2011.
AS/NZS60079.15:2006
Design of Equipment
Amendment:
1 (December 2006)

17. Ex o Oil-Immersion
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Shown in AS/NZS60079:2009 parts 14 and 17.
AS/NZS60079.6:2007
Design of Equipment

18. Ex p Pressurization
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Shown in AS/NZS60079:2009 parts 14 and 17.
AS2380.4-1994
Design of Equipment
Expires:
Date to be determined by committee - possibly end of 2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia
AS/NZS60079.2:2007
Design of Equipment (enclosures)
AS/NZS60079.13:
Design of Equipment (rooms and buildings)
Due:
2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia

19. Ex pD Pressurization
AS/NZS61241.4:2002
Design of Ex pD equipment for combustible dust hazardous areas
Comment:
Next edition due 2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia

20. Ex q Powder/Sand Filling
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Shown in AS/NZS60079:2009 parts 14 and 17.
AS/NZS60079.5:2007
Design of Equipment

21. Ex s Special Protection
AS1076, Part 8-1977
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Will be replaced by AS2381.8. - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia
AS/NZS1826:2008
Design of Equipment

22. Ex tD Dust-Tight
AS/NZS61241.1:2005
Design of Ex tD equipment for Combustible Dusts

23. Ex v Ventilation
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
Shown in AS/NZS60079:2009 parts 14 and 17.
AS1482-1985
Design of Equipment
Comment:
To be revised
Due:
2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia
AS/NZS60079.16:
2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia
Due:
2009

24. Ex Zone 0
AS/NZS60079.26:2007
Equipment with equipment protection level (EPL) Ga

25. Cable Glands
No Standard
Selection, Installation and Maintenance
Comment:
The cable gland requirements are shown in the Selection, Installation and Maintenance Standards for each method of protection.
No Standard
Design of Equipment
Comment:
The design of cable glands is included in AS/NZS60079.0:2005 and AS/NZS60079.1:2007.

26. Cathodic Protection of Metals
AS2832.1-2004
Pipes, Cables and Ducts
AS2832.2-2003
Compact Buried Structures
AS2832.3-2005
Fixed Immersed Structures
AS2832.4-2006
Internal Surfaces
AS2832.5-2008
Steel in Concrete Structures

27. Certification
MP87:2008
ANZEx Certification Scheme - Explosion Protected Electrical Equipment.
MP87.2:2007
ANZEx Certification Scheme - Recognized Service Facilities Program.

28. Confined Spaces
AS2865-2009
Confined spaces

29. Dispensing Equipment
AS/NZS2229:2004
Design of Fuel Dispensing Equipment for Flammable Liquids, LPG and CNG
Amendment:
1 (August 2006)

30. Gas Detectors
AS/NZS60079.29.2:2008
Selection, Installation, use and Maintenance
AS/NZS60079.29.1:2008
Performance Requirements of Gas Detectors
AS/NZS4641:2007
Detection of oxygen and other gases and vapours at toxic levels
Amendment:
1 (June 2008)

31. Gas Industry Codes
AS1375 - 1985
SAA industrial Fuel-fired Appliances Code
AS3814 - 2009
Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances
AS5601-2004
Gas installations

32. Lightning
AS/NZS1768:2007
Lightning Protection
AS4070 -1992
Recommended practices for protection of low-voltage electrical installations and equipment in MEN systems from transient overvoltages

33. List of AUS Ex & ANZEx Certified Electrical Equipment
Comment:
The list of AUS Ex & ANZEx Certified Electrical Equipment is now administered by Compliance Resource Associates International Pty Ltd at www.anzex.com.au. Telephone enquiries phone 1300 737 731.

34. List of IECEx Certified Electrical Equipment
Comment:
The IECEx Certificates of Conformity are shown at www.iecex.com

35. Optical
AS/NZS60079.28:2007
Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation

36. Ovens
AS1681 -2002
Design, construction and safety operation of ovens in which flammable volatiles may occur
 
37. Repair and Overhaul
AS/NZS3800:2005
Repair and overhaul
Amendment:
1 (April 2005), 2 (June 2005)
Comment:
To be replaced by AS/NZS60079.19 during 2010.  Will be withdrawn 2 years of publication of AS/NZS60079.19. - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia

38. Refrigerating Systems
AS/NZS1677.1:1998
Refrigerating systems - Refrigerant classification
Amendment:
1 (July 2002)
AS/NZS1677.2:1998
Refrigerating systems - Safety requirements for fixed applications
Amendment:
1 (June 1999)), 2 (December 2000)

39. Spray Painting Booths
AS/NZS4114.1:2003
Design, Construction and Testing
AS/NZS4114.2:2003
Selection, Installation and Maintenance

40. Static
AS/NZS1020-1995
The control of undesirable static electricity

41. Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
AS1940-2004
Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Amendment:
1 (November 2004), 2 (November 2006)

42. Storage and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas
AS3961:2005
Liquefied Natural Gas - Storage and Handling

43. Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
AS/NZS1596:2008
Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

44. Trace Heating for Hazardous Areas
AS/NZS60079.30.1:2007
General requirements and testing for electrical resistance trace heating
AS/NZS60079.30.2:2007
Application guide for design, installation and maintenance for electrical resistance trace heating

45. Vehicles
AS1915 1992
Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Battery-operated vehicles
Comment:
Draft DR 06458. Closing date for comments 7 September 2006.
Due:
2009 - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia
AS2359.12-1996
Powered industrial trucks - Hazardous Areas
Comment:
To be revised - Work on all hazardous area Standards has ceased in Australia

46. Text Books
HB13:2007
Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Areas
Comment:
Available from Standards Australia.
 
47. Electrical Wiring Practice, Seventh Revised Edition
 Volume 1 (ISBN 9780070286412) - Price $84.95
Volume 2 (ISBN ?) of 7th edition due end of 2010
Volume 2 (ISBN 0-0747-1053-2) of 6th edition is for AS/NZS3000:2000                                    
Tel: 02 9900 1800
Website: www.mcgraw-hill.com.au/vet
Comment:
7th edition is the picture book version of AS/NZS3000:2007, with plain English explanations of the requirements.
 
48. Dust Explosions in the Process Industries, Second Edition

ISBN 0-7506-3270-4
 
49. Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas
 
ISBN 0-7506-3768-4
 
50. Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, 4th Edition
 
ISBN 1-55617-638-4
 
51. International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers & Terminals, 5th Edition - Known as ISGOTT
 
ISBN 1-85609-291-7