• IEC 60079-20 : 1.0

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    ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 20 - DATA FOR FLAMMABLE GASES AND VAPOURS, RELATING TO THE USE OF ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

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    Superseded date:  01-21-2010

    Language(s):  English - French

    Published date:  10-24-1996

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 General
    3 Determination of the properties
    4 Properties of particular gases and vapours
    5 Reference documents
    Tables
    1 Flammability data
    2 Minimum igniting current
    Annex A - Bibliography

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    Provides advice on selecting suitable electrical apparatus, protected by flame-proof enclosure or designed to be essentially safe, in accordance to the gas or vapour in which it is meant to be used.

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    Committee TC 31
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    06/30153066 DC : DRAFT JULY 2006
    BS EN 60079-10:2003 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres Classification of hazardous areas
    I.S. EN 13463-1:2009 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 1: BASIC METHOD AND REQUIREMENTS
    04/30112683 DC : 0 IEC 61779-6 ED.2 - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF FLAMMABLE GASES - PART 6: GUIDE FOR THE SELECTION, INSTALLATION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF FLAMMABLE GASES
    C22.10-10 Qu?bec Construction Code, Chapter V - Electricity Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (Twenty-first Edition) with Qu?bec Amendments
    NF EN 60079-29-2 : 2008 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 29-2: GAS DETECTORS - SELECTION, INSTALLATION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF DETECTORS FOR FLAMMABLE GASES AND OXYGEN
    I.S. EN 62282-3-1:2007 FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-1: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    UNE-EN 62282-3-1:2011 Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-1: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Safety
    NF EN 60079-29-1 : 2008 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 29-1: GAS DETECTORS - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF DETECTORS FOR FLAMMABLE GASES
    NBR IEC 62013-1 : 2009 CAPLIGHTS FOR USE IN MINES SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREDAMP - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF EXPLOSION
    10/30238615 DC : DRAFT NOV 2010 BS EN 62282-3-100 - FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-100: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    UNE-EN ISO 10156:2018 Gas cylinders - Gases and gas mixtures - Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets (ISO 10156:2017)
    09/30198043 DC : 0 BS EN 1127-1 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - EXPLOSION PREVENTION AND PROTECTION - PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGY
    BS EN ISO 10156:2017 Gas cylinders. Gases and gas mixtures. Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets
    BS EN 50073:1999 Guide for selection, installation, use and maintenance of apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible gases or oxygen
    GOST R 52350.10 : 2005 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 10: CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
    03/313426 DC : DRAFT NOV 2003 IEC 62013-1 - CAPLIGHTS FOR USE IN MINES SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREDAMP - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF EXPLOSION
    00/243159 DC : DRAFT JULY 2000
    05/30128234 DC : DRAFT FEB 2005 EN 1473 - INSTALLATION AND EQUIPMENT FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS - DESIGN OF ONSHORE INSTALLATIONS
    07/30167448 DC : 0 BS EN 60079-13 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 13: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY PRESSURIZED ROOM "P"
    16/30303371 DC : 0 BS EN ISO 10156 - GAS CYLINDERS - GASES AND GAS MIXTURES - DETERMINATION OF FIRE POTENTIAL AND OXIDIZING ABILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF CYLINDER VALVE OUTLETS
    04/30112677 DC : 0 IEC 61779-1 ED.2 - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF FLAMMABLE GASES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS PD CEN/TR 14489 : 2005 FIRE-RESISTANT HYDRAULIC FLUIDS - CLASSIFICATION AND SPECIFICATION - GUIDELINES ON SELECTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    BS EN 62282-3-1 : 2007 FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-1: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    08/30188855 DC : DRAFT SEP 2008 BS EN ISO 10156 - GASES AND GAS MIXTURES - DETERMINATION OF FIRE POTENTIAL AND OXIDIZING ABILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF CYLINDER VALVE OUTLETS
    07/30162732 DC : 0 BS EN 60079-10-2 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 10-2: CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS - COMBUSTIBLE DUST ATMOSPHERES
    14/30297213 DC : 0 BS EN 1473 - INSTALLATION AND EQUIPMENT FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS - DESIGN OF ONSHORE INSTALLATIONS
    03/300201 DC : DRAFT FEB 2003 IEC 60079-0 ED.4.0 - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 0: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 60335-2-89 : 2010 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-89: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES WITH AN INCORPORATED OR REMOTE REFRIGERANT CONDENSING UNIT OR COMPRESSOR
    BS ISO 21789:2009 Gas turbine applications. Safety
    CSA C22.2 No. 61010-2-012 : 2017 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-012: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CLIMATIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND OTHER TEMPERATURE CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT
    NBR IEC 60079-29-2 : 2011 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 29-2: GAS DETECTORS - SELECTION, INSTALLATION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF DETECTORS FOR FLAMMABLE GASES AND OXYGEN
    I.S. EN 60079-10:2003 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
    I.S. EN ISO 10156:2017 GAS CYLINDERS - GASES AND GAS MIXTURES - DETERMINATION OF FIRE POTENTIAL AND OXIDIZING ABILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF CYLINDER VALVE OUTLETS (ISO 10156:2017)
    BS EN 61010-2-012:2016 (published 2016-12) Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use Particular requirements for climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment
    SAE J 2578 : 2014 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR GENERAL FUEL CELL VEHICLE SAFETY
    CEI EN 60335-2-24 : 2011 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-24: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES, ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES AND ICE MAKERS
    NBR IEC 62282-2 : 2010 FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 2: FUEL CELL MODULES
    IEC 60079-10:2002 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres - Part 10: Classification of hazardous areas
    BS EN 60335-2-11:2010+A2:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety Particular requirements for tumble dryers
    NFPA FIRE PROT GUIDE ON HAZARDOUS MAT : 2010 FIRE PROTECTION GUIDE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
    NBR IEC 60079-10 : 2006 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR GAS EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 10: CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
    CSA C22.2 No. 60335-2-89 : 2017 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-89: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES WITH AN INCORPORATED OR REMOTE REFRIGERANT UNIT OR COMPRESSOR
    ISA TR12.21.01 : 2004 USE OF FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS IN CLASS 1 HAZARDOUS (CLASSIFIED) LOCATIONS
    IEC TR 61340-1:2012 Electrostatics - Part 1: Electrostatic phenomena - Principles and measurements
    CSA C22.2 No. 61010-2-011 : 2017 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-011: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT
    NF EN 60079-10 : 2003 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
    I.S. EN 61010-2-012:2016 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-012: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CLIMATIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND OTHER TEMPERATURE CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT
    CSA E60079.0 : 2002 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    I.S. EN 62013-1:2006 CAPLIGHTS FOR USE IN MINES SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREDAMP - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF EXPLOSION
    BS EN 62013-1 : 2006 CAPLIGHTS FOR USE IN MINES SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREDAMP - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF EXPLOSION
    CSA E60335-2-11:13 (R2019) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers (Adopted IEC 60335-2-11:2008 + A1:2012, edition 7:2008 consolidated with amendment 1:2012, with Canadian deviations) | Appareils ?lectrodomestiques et analogues - S?curit? - Partie 2-11: R?gles particuli?res pour les s?che-linge ? tambour. (norme CEI 60335- 2-11:2008 + A1:2012 adopt?e, ?dition 7:2008 consolid?e par l\'amendement 1:2012, avec exigences propres au Canada)
    API 505 : 1997 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR CLASSIFICATION OF LOCATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS AT PETROLEUM FACILITIES CLASSIFIED AS CLASS I, ZONE 0, ZONE 1, AND ZONE 2
    I.S. CEN/TR 14489:2005 FIRE-RESISTANT HYDRAULIC FLUIDS - CLASSIFICATION AND SPECIFICATION - GUIDELINES ON SELECTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    EN ISO 10156:2017 GAS CYLINDERS - GASES AND GAS MIXTURES - DETERMINATION OF FIRE POTENTIAL AND OXIDIZING ABILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF CYLINDER VALVE OUTLETS (ISO 10156:2017)
    I.S. EN 61779-1:2003 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF FLAMMABLE GASES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    I.S. EN 60335-2- 11:2010&A11:2012&A1:2015&A2:2018 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-11: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR TUMBLE DRYERS
    ISO 21789:2009 Gas turbine applications — Safety
    BS ISO 16110-1 : 2007 HYDROGEN GENERATORS USING FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES - PART 1: SAFETY
    IEC 61779-6:1999 Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of flammable gases - Part 6: Guide for the selection, installation, use and maintenance of apparatus for the detection and measurement of flammable gases
    API 2028 : 2002 : R2010 FLAME ARRESTERS IN PIPING SYSTEMS
    ISO 19372:2015 Microturbines applications — Safety
    ISO 16110-1:2007 Hydrogen generators using fuel processing technologies Part 1: Safety
    API RP 2028 : 2002 FLAME ARRESTERS IN PIPING SYSTEMS
    ISO 10156:2017 Gas cylinders — Gases and gas mixtures — Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets
    EEMUA 186 : 2016 A PRACTITIONER'S HANDBOOK FOR POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
    CSA C22.2 No. 60335.2.24 : 2017 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-24: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES, ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES AND ICE-MAKERS
    NF EN 60335-2-89 : 2010 AMD 1 2016 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-89: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES WITH AN INCORPORATED OR REMOTE REFRIGERANT CONDENSING UNIT OR COMPRESSOR
    BS EN 13463-1 : 2009 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 1: BASIC METHOD AND REQUIREMENTS
    IEC 62013-1:2005 Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp - Part 1: General requirements - Construction and testing in relation to the risk of explosion
    08/30190078 DC : DRAFT SEP 2008 BS ISO 26142 - HYDROGEN DETECTOR
    09/30206527 DC : 0 BS EN 60079-0 ED 6.0 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 0: EQUIPMENT - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    IEC 61779-1:1998 Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of flammable gases - Part 1: General requirements and test methods
    05/30060689 DC : DRAFT JUN 2005 IEC 62282-3-1 - FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-1: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER PLANTS - SAFETY
    BS EN 61010-2-011:2017 (published 2017-09) Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use Particular requirements for refrigerating equipment
    IEC 62282-3-1:2007 Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-1: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Safety
    IEC 61010-2-011:2016 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-011: Particular requirements for refrigerating equipment
    UNE-EN 60335-2-89:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant condensing unit or compressor
    BS ISO 19372:2015 Microturbines applications. Safety
    UNE-ISO 16110-1:2015 Hydrogen generators using fuel processing technologies -- Part 1: Safety
    05/30134569 DC : DRAFT JUN 2005 IEC 60079-0. ED. 5.0 - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 0: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    10/30173705 DC : DRAFT SEP 2010 BS EN 62282-5-1 - FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 5-1: PORTABLE FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    04/30089617 DC : DRAFT MARCH 2004
    UNE-EN 13463-1:2011 Non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres - Part 1: Basic method and requirements
    IEC 60335-2-11:2008+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2015 CSV Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11:Particular requirements for tumble dryers
    UNE-EN 61010-2-011:2017 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-011: Particular requirements for refrigerating equipment
    UL 60335-2-89 : 1 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-89: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES WITH AN INCORPORATED OR REMOTE REFRIGERANT UNIT OR COMPRESSOR
    DIN EN 13463-1:2009-07 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 1: BASIC METHOD AND REQUIREMENTS
    ISA 12.00.01 : 2002 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR USE IN CLASS 1, ZONE 0, 1 AND 2 HAZARDOUS (CLASSIFIED) LOCATIONS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    EN 62013-1:2006 CAPLIGHTS FOR USE IN MINES SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREDAMP - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF EXPLOSION
    EN 62282-3-1 : 2007 FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES - PART 3-1: STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEMS - SAFETY
    EN 61010-2-012 : 2016 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-012: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CLIMATIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND OTHER TEMPERATURE CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT (IEC 61010-2-012:2016)
    EN 13463-1 : 2009 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 1: BASIC METHOD AND REQUIREMENTS
    NF EN 60335-2-24 : 2012 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-24: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES, ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES AND ICE MAKERS
    EN 50073 : 1999 GUIDE FOR SELECTION, INSTALLATION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF COMBUSTIBLE GASES OR OXYGEN
    I.S. EN 61010-2-011:2017 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-011: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT
    EN 60079-10:2003 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 10: CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS
    EN 61010-2-011 : 2017 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND LABORATORY USE - PART 2-011: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT (IEC 61010-2-011:2016)
    CEN/TR 14489 : 2005 FIRE-RESISTANT HYDRAULIC FLUIDS - CLASSIFICATION AND SPECIFICATION - GUIDELINES ON SELECTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    EI Model code of safe practice Part 15:2015 MODEL CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE - PART 15: AREA CLASSIFICATION FOR INSTALLATIONS HANDLING FLAMMABLE FLUIDS
    EI MODEL CODE SAFE PRACTICE PT1 : 2010 THE SELECTION, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL AND NON ELECTRICAL APPARATUS IN HAZARDOUS AREAS
    UNI EN 13463-1 : 2009 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 1: BASIC METHOD AND REQUIREMENTS

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEC 60079-3:1990 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - SPARK TEST APPARATUS FOR INTRINSICALLY-SAFE CIRCUITS
    IEC 60079-0:2011 Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements
    IEC 60079-12 : 1.0 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - CLASSIFICATION OF MIXTURES OF GASES OR VAPOURS WITH AIR ACCORDING TO THEIR MAXIMUM EXPERIMENTAL SAFE GAPS AND MINIMUM IGNITING CURRENTS
    IEC 60079-4A:1970 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - METHOD OF TEST FOR IGNITION TEMPERATURES - FIRST SUPPLEMENT
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