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Temperature Class

Maximum
Surface
Temperature
NEC 500
NEC 505 /
CENELEC
450C T1 T1
300C T2 T2
280C T2A
260C T2B
230C T2C
215C T2D
200C T3 T3
180C T3A
165C T3B
160C T3C
135C T4 T4
120C T4A
100C T5 T5
85C T6 T6
Group, Area Classifcation
CENELEC / IEC / ATEX
Equipment
Group
Equipment Protection Level
Area Classification ATEX
94/9/EC
Explosive atmosphere present
ATEX
CENELEC/
IEC
Gas / Vapor Dust
II
1G/1D* Ga/Da* Zone 0 Zone 20 Continuously or for long periods of time
2G/2D* Gb/Db* Zone 1 Zone 21 Occasionally in normal operation
3G/3D* Gc/Dc* Zone 2 Zone 22 Infrequently or for short periods of time
Explosion Substance Group
NEC / IECEX / ATEX
Substance
Equipment
Classification
Substance
Group
IECEx / ATEX
Group
NEC
Acetylene
Class I
A
IIC
500
Hydrogen B
Ethylene C
IIB
Propane D IIA
Methane Mining I
Combustible Metal Dusts
Class II
E
IIIC
505 Conductive Dusts F
Non-conductive Dusts G IIIB
Combustible Fibers and
Flyings
Class III IIIA 500
Class, Area Classifcation
NEC 500/ 505 /506
Area Classifcation
Explosive atmosphere present
NEC500
NEC 505 /
CENELEC
NEC 506/
CENELEC
Division 1
Zone 0 Zone 20
Continuously or
for long periods of time
Zone 1 Zone 21 Occasionally in normal operation
Division 2 Zone 2 Zone 22
Infrequently or for short periods of time
or do not likely to occur in normal
operation
Typical Marking Example
Explosion Protection
Marking
Group / Class,
Area Classification
Protection
Method
Explosion
Group
Temperature
Class
EPL* Directive Legislation
II 2 G/D Ex ib IIB T4 ATEX
IEC / CENELEC
(Europe)
Ex ib IIB T4 Da IECEx
Class I Zone 1 AEx ib IIB T4 FM
NEC 505
(USA)
Class I, II, III Division 1
Group
A, B, C, D, E, F
T4 FM / UL
NEC 500
(USA)
Application Terminal
Power Supply
Communication Interface Module
RS232
RS232
Ethernet
Printer
PC connection
I/O Control
Remote Weighing Display
Tank on
Weigh Modules
Junction Box
AC Source
*Equipment Protection Level
*G = Gas / D = Dust
Marking of Weighing Equipment
for Hazardous Areas
Safe Area Hazardous Area
Protection Method
Type of
Protection
Symbol Design Principle
Classified Area
Standard
Category Division
Increased
Safety
Ex e
Dust / water
tight enclosure
II 2 G
II 3 G
1
2
IEC EN 60079-7
ISA/UL 60079-7
Intrinsic
Safety
Ex ia
Limit energy; no sparks or
surface temperature
II 1 G 1
IEC EN 60079-11
UL 60079-11
FM 3610
Ex ib II 2 G 1
Ex ic II 3 G 2
Pressurized Ex p
Purge enclosure with the
inert pressurized air
II 2 G
II 3 G
1, 2
IEC EN 60079-2
UL 60079-2
FM 3620
Encapsulation
Ex ma
Keep the explosive atmo-
sphere away from any
source of ignition
II 1 G 1
IEC EN 60079-18
ISA/UL 60079-18
Ex mb II 2 G 1
Ex mc II 3 G 2
Oil
Immersion
Ex o
Keep the explosive
atmosphere away from the
ignition source
II 2 G
II 3 G
1
2
IEC EN 60079-6
ISA/UL 60079-6
FM 3600
Protection n
Ex nA non-sparking device II 3 G 2
IEC EN 60079-15
ISA/UL 60079-15
FM 3600
Ex nC
sparking devices and
components
II 3 G 2
Ex nR restricted II 3 G 2
Ex nL limited Energy II 3 G 2
Flame
Proof
Ex d
Contain the explosion,
quench the flame
II 1 G
II 2 G
1
2
IEC EN 60079-1
ISA/UL 60079-1
Protection by
enclosure
tD
Special enclosure design,
measuring equipment
II 1 D
II 2 D
1
2
IEC EN 61241-1
IEC EN 60079-31
Ex d
Ex m
Ex o
Analog Platform
Application Terminal
Power Supply
Communication Interface Module
RS232
RS232
Crossed Ethernet cable
Printer
PC connection
Remote Terminal
Safe Area Hazardous Area
Ex tD
Ex n
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