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FLAMEPROOF ELECTRIC LIGHTING FI'Iwl'INGS- SPECIFICATION
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FITTIN.S

USIN. FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND PLASTIC COVERS

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o BIS 1990
BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS
MANAK BRAVAN, 9 BAHADUR SHAH ZAPAIl MAllO

NEW DELHI 110002

Cut tube is coa. and LlImjNira Sectional Coauaittee. BTDC 45 had bceD approved by the B1ectro :_ _ DiYiIion COuaciI. wbether a particular reqQirement or this . Tbia ItaIldard deals with 8ttin . The Dumber 01 lipificant places retained in the rounded oII'value . At praent the only material which bas been evaluated and approved is the acrylic pIaatica polymethyl1DethacIyIate. oft' numoricaJ values (rnIRd)'. expreasln. are . clear and coloured tralllparent andes.d in conjunction with Part 1 of thil atandard.tandard .bouJd not be UIed in Group llA and Group DB atmosphere 10r'ftllODi of wety. tabel made from approved ayntheticl pluta. after the draft finalized by the IU:::r Bqineerin. 1bia .uitable only for Group I applications and . Por the purpoae or decidiD. iDducfiD. i.taDdant. the . allG opal arada of difl'cmu opacities. tbe result or a teat or anaiJlil..ball be re. the latter for iQjection of oompl'Ollion mouldm. complied with. This material is produced in the form of cut tube and mouIdin. abaIl be rounded oft' in accordance with IS 2 : 1960 'Rules for roundin. or for atrulioD. . InaI mae. . BTD 4S FOREWORD This IDdiaa Standard (Part 3) wu adopted by the Bureau of Indian Staadarda on 21 Aupat 1989.. iac:orporatin. The experiments carried' out in the laboratories indicate that theIe fittin .DlumiutiDl Baaineeria8 and Luminaires Sectioaal Committee.pecified value in tbia ltandaid.houJd be the aame u Ibat of the .idered only u in the clear trampareat arade. powder. observed or calculated. DiI'erent mouldiq powden are available..

4 Terminals Terminals shall comply with the requirements IS 2206 ( Part I ) : 1984.0 For the purpose of this standard. IS 2148 : 1981 Specification for flameproof enclosures of electrical apparatus ( second revision ) Specification for flameproof electric lighting fittings: Part I Well-glass and bulkhead types of (S 2206 ( Part 1 ) : 1984 (first revision) IS 2418 ( Part 2 ): 1977 Specification for tubular fluorescent lamps for general lighting service: Part . MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCIlON 5. shall be of unplasticized polymethyl-methacrylate. Extruded tubes shan be made from unplasticized acrylic moulding powder. or by fabrication from thermoplastic sheet. and from foreign material. NOTE . 5. tions given in IS 2206 (Part 1): apply.of area greater than loS mml. fluorescent lamps < first revision ) Specification for cable glands and cable boxes for use in mines 5..IS 2206 ( Pin 3 ) .1 The following Indian Standards adjunctl to this standard: .ueund vapoun in Group I1A and lIB attack lome plastics anil cause a dccreale in ItrcDltbo . Tubes shall be free from the following defects: a) Crazing. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 4. 1989 Indian Standard FLAMEPROOF' ELECTRIC LIGHTING FI1TINGS. 5.The use of tbese fittings Is restricted to Group I application only as ccrtaiD of tbe .3 Control Gear aad IDteraai WIriDI revision) Discharge lamp auxiliary gear sbaJJ comply with IS 1534 ( Part I ) : 1977. intended for use where flammable gas or vapour may occur in explosive mixture with air. the defini1984 shall 1 . Flameproof fittings covered by this standard are those types using plastic tubes to enclose tubular fluorescent lamps ( Group I only). air bubbles and foreign material.5 Plastics 1'abes The plastics tubes shall comply with the followins requirements.SPECIFICATION PART 3 FITTINGS USING FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND PLASTIC COVERS J SCOPE 1. Acrylic moulding powder shall be free from dirt speck of area greater than I' 5 mml. IS 3323 : 1980 IS 4821 : 1968 3 TERMINOLOGY 3.1 This standard (Part 3) covers the range of fixed lighting fittings of ftameprOQf construction. 5.1 Composition Tubes made by a casting process.1 Fittings shall comply with appropriate clauses of IS 2206 ( Part 1 ) : 1984 and requirement of IS 2148: 1981 5 DESIGN.5.2 Lampbolclen arc necessary Lampholders shall comply with IS 3323: 1980 and be of such materials as to withstand the serVice temperature. [SNo. All internal wiring shall comply with the appropriate Indian Standard and be such as to withstand the service temperatures. c) Dirt specks . b) Splits. cracks. [S 1534 ( Part 1 ) : 1977 Tit/~ Specification for ballasts fot fluorescent lamps: Part 1 For switch start circuits <first 5.2 Standard lamp data sheets Specification for bi-pin lam~ holders for tubular. and .2 REFERENCES 2.1 Lamps Fittings shall accommodate tubular fluorescent lamps of the appropriate wattage complying with IS 2418 ( Part 2 ) : 1977.

5.L METHOD OF MOUNTING PLASTICS TUBE IN FEIt.1 TIle plaatica tube shall be supported at both ends. hinges or bolts securing the various components of the fittings sball be of corrosion resistant metal. shall be designed and tested as an integral unit . set screws.IS 22" ( Part 3 ) : 1_ 5. IS 4821 : 1968 or other relevant Indian Standards.6. an appropriate type of gasket.5. Optical characteristics of tubes shall be agreed to between the manufacturer of the material and the manufacturer of the fittings.: 5. All APPROVED AChlit OR EPOXY CEMENT BE FORE INSE RnON IN FERRULE METHOD' 1 NOTE . the ends of tbe tube being mounted in or screwed into ferrules which shall be affixed with an approved acrylic or epoxy cement (see Fig. 5.Cement joints are capable of withstanding compressive loads but have limited ability to resist shear or tensile stresses.7 Bodies of fittings and the ferrules shall be of metal. or Bolts Any external screws.5. studs and nuts used to ensure ~ho ftameproofness of the enclosure shall comply With the requirement of IS 2148 : 1981.It..2 Optical Properties Including Ught Transmission Tubes made from clear acrylic material shall have a light absorption not greater than 2 percent/em of thickness.6. 5. end bodies.. 5. fililre Is typical only and does not purport to .Thi.9 5. be made in accordance with IS 2148: 1981 and where necessary.3 Finish of Surface Tubes made sball not be subjected to any surface finishingproccss which involves solvent etching. or be suitably treated to resist corrosion.le replac:cable unit.2 Air-tightness may be achieve~ by the use of 5. The wall thiclcness shall be not less than 6 percent of the nominal external diameter or 3'2 DUn. for the incorporation of the ftuorcsccnt lamp auxiliaries.6 M.----+ I I . NOTE . 1 and 2 ). THREADS COAlED WITH. SecariDc Scre". The mounting of tbe lamp-holders shall be such as to take into account any permitted tolerances and any overall length for which the fitting is designed.. The lenath of the cement path shall be not less than one-third of the external diameter of the plastics tube. the. 1 TYPICA. Where the elctrical connections arc housed within a coupling enclosure or tube.. with a minimum of 2S'4 mm. Bolts.. a liD. or Platies Tabes 5. which shall not be part of a flameproof path ( see Fig. FlO. ferrules and associated supports should be deslaned with this in mind. Provision sball be made.8 FIttIDp ror Use with Cable Provision for the attachment of cable sball. where desired.5. whichever is the greater.4 Dimensions of Tubel The tubes sball be circular in croSHCCtion and the ratio of maximum to minimum diameter at any one cross-section shall not exceed 1'1. together with the said coupling. OR EPOXY CEMENT· APPROVED ACRYLIC . Iud 2).. The plaatics tube aDd cemented ferrules shall form. JECTED INTO SIDE HOLES TO PREVENT THE PLASTICS TUBE UNSCREWING ------t--------.ULES OP FITTINGS 2 .bow desll1\ detail.

of Eartll Coaaectloll The earthing terminal shall be identified by the symbol '~' marked in a legible and indelible manner on or adjacent to the terminal. in the vicinity of the terminal compartment.!o\'isionshall be made for fixing efficient guardS to protect against mechanical damage. The reflectors shaU comply with the relevant Indian Standards. in a manner which wiIJ nor impair the flameproof enclosure. to indicate the following particuJars: a) Name of the manufacturer.1 The maximum surface temperature rise shall not exceed SO°C ( r__gc Z). either inside or outside. and e) Number of the flameproof certificate. such a mark is evidence that the plastics tube complies with the requirements of the specification and that the manufacturer holds a licence to apply the mark. 7. 7. whatever the operatn ing position.11 Pl'Orisloa for Guards c) Maximum wattage of the lamp permitted for use in the fitting.UI. either by raised lettering cast integralJy with. 6.R. 6 TEMPERATURE RISE AND OPERATING POSITION . or by a plate attached to the body of the fitting. + METHOD 2A METHOD 28 Similar to method 2A but Oat "Iket replaced by channel NOTE . if the manufacturer holds a licence to apply this mark..3 The voltage range and frequency appropriate to the fluorescent lamp auxiliary gear shall be marked in a prominent position.4 Markl. 2 TYPICAL MBTHODS S. provision shall be made on fittings for the attachment of reflectors. p. the group number I and tbe temperature range letter Z ( or in figures.e fiaurci aro typical only and do not purport to . S. d) Reproduction of the registered flameproof mark. or his agent.IS 1106 ( Part 3 ) : 1'" PlASTICS TUBt COMPRESSED AGAINST A SUITABLE GASKE T IY VERTICAL AN APPROVED ACAYl~ IS APPLIED \ I -----t----- I . 3 . b) Name (or name and number) by which the type is identified on the certificate.2 Every plastics tube shall be marked indelibly and in ~ prominent position with a reproduction of the registered tiameproof mark.1 Each fitting shall be permanently marked. 7 MARKING 7.Tbe.ULES FITTINGS Where required. 7.bow desilll det. when measured in accordance with Annex 0 of Part 1of this standard. FlO. Where required. 8SoC ).10 Prorisloa of Re8eeton OF MOUNTING PLASTICS TUDES IN FER.

5 ). b) Static hydraulic test ( see 8. applied for a period of not less than 15 seconds.1.2 Dlmeuiow Cheek-ap The lighting fittings shall be examined for the various dimensions and shall comply with the requirements of this specification.3 ).4 ). when measured in accordance with Annex D of Part 1 of this standard.4 Impact Test Tubes. 8.3 StatIc Hydnallc Test Each tube.5 Temperatare Rise Test The maximum surface temperature rise shall not exceed sooe ( range Z).1 The. and e) Test for fiameproofncss (#e 8.IS 2106( Part 3 ) : 1m 8 TFSfS '.1. normal to the contour of the tubes.6 Test for Fiameproofaess All ~ttings purporting to comply with this specification shaU be of a type that bas been certified as flameproof. . held at its seating surface only. of a 1'8 kg hammer falUng from a heigbt of 15'2 em.v~n in Annex E of Part 1 of this standard. 8. For the purpose of this test the tube should be clamped between flat pressure plates with a suitable gasket material pressed against its ends.3 ). 8. the time taken being not more than 1 minute.1.2 ). 8. and d) Test for temperature rise ( see lee 8. shall be subjected to an internal hydraulic pressure of 10'50 kgf/em'. c) Impact test ( see 8. 8. 8. when subjected to the test described in Annex C of Part 1 shall be capable of withstanding without perceptible damage an impact. b) Static hydraulic test ( see 8.1 CIassl6eatioa of Tests 8. by the recognized testing authority ( see IS 2148: 1981 ). 8.2 Acceptance Test The foll9wing" shall constitute "the acceptance tests: a) Dimensional check up ( see 8. The pressure is to be brought up gradually to that value.3 Routine Tests The following shall constitute the routine tests: a) Dimensional check-up ( see 8.2. n~mber of samples for acceptance tests and criterion of approval sball be as g.6). 8. or more than 20 seconds.3 ). whatever be the operating position.1 Type Tests The following shall constitute the type tests: a) Dimensional check up ( see 8.1.5 ).2 ). c) Impact test ( see 8. d) Test for temperature rise ( 8.4 ).2 ). and b) Static hydraUlic test ( see 8.

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