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1 Directives and standards
1.1 Legal principles of explosion protection
1.2 Standards
2 Certificates, certification procedures and product conformity
2.1 European Community
2.2 North America
2.3 Russian Federation
2.4 Other states
2.5 IECEx scheme
3 Secondary explosion protection
3.1 Zone classification
Table 7 Zones according to NEC 505 for gases/vapors
3.2 Types of protection
3.2.1 Types of protection for gas explosion protection
3.2.2 Special types of protection for Zone 2
3.3 Equipment groups, explosion groups
3.4 Temperature classes
3.5 Explosion protection for non-electrical equipment
4 Identification of explosion-proof equipment
4.1 Identification in zones according to the zone model
Fig. 4 Identification according to IEC / CENELEC / NEC 505
4.2 Identification according to the North American Class/ Division model
4.2.3 Division of Ex areas NEC 500
4.2.5 Classes and groups according to NEC 500
4.3 Examples of identifications for explosion-proof equipment
4.3.1 Example: explosion-proof equipment
4.3.2 Example: associated equipment
4.3.3 Example: US identification according to NEC 500
4.3.4 Example: US identification according to NEC 505
Fig. 8 Example: US identification according to NEC 500
4.4 Types of protection for enclosures
5 Intrinsic safety and intrinsically-safe circuit
5.1 Principles
5.2 Minimum ignition curves
5.3 Associated electrical equipment
5.4 Cables
5.5 Isolating stages and safety barriers
5.6 Connections in the intrinsically-safe circuit
5.6.3 Example of the connection of two intrinsically-safe devices
Comparison of safety-relevant maximum values:
6.1 Installation in Zone 1
6.2 Installation in Zone 0
6.3 Installation in Zone 2
6.4 Installation in Zones 20, 21, 22
6.5 Operation, maintenance, faults and repairs
7 Bus systems in hazardous areas
7.1 PROFIBUS PA intrinsically-safe fieldbus
7.2 Fieldbus Foundation (FF bus)
8 Appendix
8.1 Safety characteristics of flammable gases and vapors
8.2 References
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