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APPARATUS GROUPS & TEMPERATURE CLASSES

FOR COMMON FLAMMABLE MATERIALS


Gas/Vapour Temperature Apparatus Dusts Typical Ignition Temperature (C)
class group Cloud Layer
Acetic acid T1 llA Aluminium 590 >450
Acetone T1 llA Coal dust (lignite) 380 225 SIRA TEST & CERTIFICATION LTD
Acetylene
Ammonia
T2
T1
llC
llA
Flour
Grain dust
490
510
340
300
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Butane T2 llA Methyl cellulose 420 320 Email: info@siracertification.com
Cyclohexane T3 llA Phenolic resin 530 >450 www.siracertification.com
Di-ethyl ether T4 llB Polythene 420 (melts)
Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) T2 llA PVC 700 >450
Ethylene T2 llB Soot 810 570
Gasoline (petrol)
Hydrogen
T3
T1
IIA
llC
Starch
Sugar
460
490
435
460
PROTECTION CONCEPTS
Kerosene T3 llA
Methane (natural gas) (non-mining) T1 llA Electrical Symbol Typical
IEC EPL
Typical
Zone(s)
IEC Standard
(status at August 2009)
Basic concept of protection
Methanol (methyl alcohol) T2 llA
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
Propane
T2
T1
llB
llA
SIRA TRAINING Optical Radiation Op pr
Op sh
Ga
Gb
0,1,2
0,1,2
IEC 60079-28
IEC 60079-28
Inherently safe protected. Protected by shutdown

Propan-1-ol (n-propyl alcohol) T2 llB Op is Gc 0,1,2 IEC 60079-28


Propan-2-ol (iso-propyl alcohol) T2 llA Need training on Ex disciplines? Increased safety e Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-7 No arcs, sparks or hot surfaces. Enclosure IP54 or better
Toluene T1 llA
Type n (non-sparking) nA Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
Xylene T1 llA
Sira offers courses covering all aspects of Flameproof d Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-1 Contain the explosion, quench the flame
Dust Apparatus Groups
'hazardous area' requirements. For more details, Type n (enclosed break) nC Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
IIIA Combustive flyings
IIIB Non-conductive dust log on to www.siracertification.com Quartz/sand filled q Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-5 Quench the flame

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IIIC Conductive dust Intrinsic safety ia Ga 0,1,2 IEC 60079-11 Limit the energy of sparks and surface temperatures
Intrinsic safety ib Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-11
SIRA ATEX CERTIFICATE NUMBER Intrinsic safety ic Gc 2 IEC 60079-11
Type n (energy limitation) nL Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
TEMPERATURE CLASS (GROUP II)
SIRA 09 ATEX 1234 Pressurised (up to 2007) p Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-2 Keep the flammable gas out
Maximum surface T Class Pressurised px Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-2
temperature Pressurised py Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-2
Pressurised pz Gc 2 IEC 60079-2
450C T1 Serial number Type n (sealing & hermetic sealing) nC Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
Type n (restricted breathing) nR Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
300C T2 Reference to ATEX 95 directive Type n (simple pressurised) nZ Gc 2 IEC 60079-15
200C T3
Year of certification Encapsulation ma Ga 0,1,2 IEC 60079-18
135C T4 Encapsulation mb Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-18
100C T5
Name of notified body performing EC-type examination Oil immersion o Gb 1,2 IEC 60079-6
85C T6
Suffixes:
Dust Protection Symbol Typical
IEC EPL
Typical
Zone(s)
IEC Standard
(status at August 2009)
Basic concept of protection
N.B. For Group I applications, apparatus has rigid 150C (Electrical)

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(coal dust) and 450C (methane) limits rather than T classes. U component certification X special conditions for safe use apply
Enclosure t 20, 21, 22 IEC 61241-1 Standard protection for dusts, rugged tight enclosure

Intrinsic safety i Da 21, 22 IEC 61241-11 Similar to t, but with some relaxations if circuit inside
Db is intrinsically safe
TYPICAL EQUIPMENT MARKING Dc
(ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT)
IECEx licenced mark (IECEx only) Apparatus Group and T Class Encapsulation m 22 IEC 61241-18 Protection by encapsulation of incendive parts

Pressurised p Db 21, 22 IEC 61241-2 Protection by pressurisation of enclosure


Equipment Protection Level (EPL) Dc 22
Name and address of manufacturer Ex de IIB T4 Gb
Protection Concept(s)
Non-electrical Symbol Typical
IEC EPL
Possible
Zone(s)
EN Standard
(status at August 2009)
Basic concept of protection
Ex Supplies Ltd Ex tb IIIC T135 o
C Db IP66
CE mark and number of notified Chester CH4 9JN General - - 0,1,2 EN 13463-1 Low potential energy
body responsible for quality audit United Kingdom Ta = -20 C to +60 C
o o
Ambient Temperature
(-20C to +40C if not marked)
(ATEX only - CAT 1 & 2 electrical, Flow restricted enclosure fr - 2 EN 13463-2 Relies on tight seals, closely matched joints and tough
0518
CAT 1 non-electrical) SIRA 09ATEX1234 Flameproof enclosure d - 1,2 EN 13463-3 enclosures to restrict the breathing of the enclosure
Floodlight P7 Certificate number (ATEX only)
Constructional safety c - 0,1,2 EN 13463-5 Ignition hazards eliminated by good engineering methods
IECEx SIR 09.0788
Series or type designation II 2 G D
Certificate number (IECEx only) Control of ignition sources b - 0,1,2 EN 13463-6 Control equipment fitted to detect malfunctions
2009 Sn 0001
Pressurisation p - 1,2 EN 13463-7 Enclosure is purged and pressurised to prevent ignition
Year of manufacture
Specific marking of and serial number sources from arising
explosion protection (ATEX only) Equipment Group Type of explosive atmosphere
Liquid immersion k - 0,1,2 EN 13463-8 Enclosure uses liquid to prevent contact with
and Category G - gases, vapours or mists, D - dust
explosive atmosphere

TYPICAL EQUIPMENT MARKING INGRESS PROTECTION (IP) NEMA TESTING


(NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT) APPROXIMATE EQUIVALENT
CODE BS EN 60529 (IEC 60529) TO IPXX
CONTENTS OF AN ATEX TECHNICAL FILE Technical file
FIRST NUMERAL SECOND NUMERAL NEMA TYPE IP
Ex Supplies Ltd, Chester CH4 9JN
(FOR CATEGORY 2/3 NON-ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT) reference
Scirocco Mk II Pump
30/600 r.p.m IP65
Ref: Annex VIII (Internal Control of Production)
File ref. no. 108112 Equipment group/category &
Protection against solid objects Protection against water NEMA 1 IP10
General description of product type of explosive atmosphere
Design/manufacturing drawings
Serial number: 1234 0 - No special protection 0 - No special protection NEMA 2 IP11
Manufactured: 2009 Protection
List of standards applied Concept(s) 1 - Objects > 50 mm diameter 1 - Vertically dripping water NEMA 3 IP54
Applicable test reports (e.g. part of a hand) 2 - Vertically dripping water,
Ignition hazard assessment T Class when enclosure tilted by 15 NEMA 3R IP14
2 - Objects > 12.5 mm diameter
3 - Sprayed water up to 60 NEMA 3S IP54
(e.g. finger) from the vertical
3 - Objects > 2.5 mm diameter 4 - Sprayed water from all directions NEMA 4 and 4X IP55
COMPLIANCE ROUTES AND EQUIPMENT SELECTION (e.g. tool) NEMA 5 IP52
5 - Water jets
Zone Equipment Relevant ATEX Annexes
Group Hazardous Area Characteristics * Electrical equipment and 4 - Objects > 1.00 mm diameter 6 - Powerful water jets
Gas Dust Category for Compliance
internal combustion NEMA 6 and 6P IP67
0 20 1 III and IV or V Explosive atmosphere present continuously or long periods or frequently (>1000 hours/year) engines only (e.g. wire) 7 - Temporary submersion to
a depth of 1m NEMA 12 and 12K IP52
1 21 2* III and VII or VI Explosive atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally (>10 <1000 hours/year) ** Non-electrical 5 - Dust protected
equipment only
1 21 2** VIII#
II 8 - Extended submersion to NEMA 13 IP54
2 22 3 VIII Explosive atmosphere is not likely to occur in normal operation or infrequently # and communicate the 6 - Dust tight a depth > 1m This table cannot be used to convert IP codes to NEMA ratings
and for short periods (<10 hours/year) technical file to a
notified body
M1 III and IV or V If explosive atmosphere present, equipment remains energised
Mining M2* III and VII or VI I If explosive atmosphere present, equipment de-energised Alternative route for
any product
THE ROUTE TO COMPETENCE
M2** VIII# If explosive atmosphere present, equipment de-energised
Any Any IX Any
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CLASSIFICATION EQUIVALENTS - GAS EQUIPMENT GROUPING EQUIVALENTS - GAS Application to Sira
Qualifications
Flammable Flammable Flammable US (NEC 505) Job details
Material Present Material Present Material Present CA (CEC Section 18) Experience
Continuously Intermittently Abnormally EU US (NEC 500) Scope
Typical gas IEC CA (CEC Annex J)
IEC / EU Zone 0 Zone 1 Zone 2
US NEC 505 Zone 0 Zone 1 Zone 2 Acetylene Group IIC Class I / Group A
US NEC 500 Division 1 Division 2 Hydrogen (Group IIB + H2) Class I / Group B
KNOWLEDGE EXPERIENCE
CA CEC Section 18 Zone 0 Zone 1 Zone 2 Ethylene Group IIB Class I / Group C Specialists in design, supply and
CEC Annex Division 1 Division 2 Propane Group IIA Class I / Group D maintenance of industrial and
Training Personal log
IEC classification per IEC 60079-10 IEC classification per EN 60079-10
US classification per ANSI / NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 505
Methane Group I* Mining* hazardous area electrical equipment
CA classification per CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) Section 18 or Annex J * Not within scope of NEC . Under jurisdiction of MSHA. Not within scope of CEC.

UK Offices
Assessment
NORTH AMERICAN / EUROPEAN AREA NORTH AMERICAN / EUROPEAN Stirling +44 (0)1786 449444
CLASSIFICATION EQUIVALENTS - DUST EQUIPMENT GROUPING EQUIVALENTS - DUST Aberdeen +44 (0)1224 874554
Combustible Combustible Combustible EU (60079-0) IEC (61241-0) US (NEC 500)
Hull +44 (0)1482 213626 Knowledge Certificate If sufficient and relevant
Dust Present
Continuously
Dust Present
Intermittently
Dust Present
Abnormally
Typical material IEC (60079-0) US (NEC 506) EU (61241-0) CA (CEC Section 18) Lowestoft +44 (0)1502 539991
Metal dusts IIIC N/A D Class II,
IEC / EU Zone 20 Zone 21 Zone 22 Group E www.drondickson.com COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE
(Scope)
US NEC 506 Zone 20 Zone 21 Zone 22 Carbonaceous dusts IIIB D D Class II,
US NEC 500 Division 1 Division 2 Group F
Non-conductive dusts IIIB D D Registration
CA CEC Section 18 Division 1 Division 2 Class II,
Group G
US area classification per ANSI / NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 500 or 506
CA area classification per CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) Section 18 Fibres and flyings IIIA D D Class III Periodic Review
EU area classification per EN 61241-10 IEC area classification per IEC 61241-10

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