atex inspections ltd
If we are undertaking ATEX, DSEAR or EEHA inspections, IEC Standards will be followed. The International Electrotechnical Commission standards have become the industry standard for hazardous area inspections and they are used around the world by all oil & gas companies, onshore and offshore. EEHA and AS/NZS Australian standards also follow these standards.
We use IEC 60079-17 (The inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas) for all our inspections along with the following relevant associated standards.
IEC 60079-0 Part 0: Equipment – General requirements
IEC 60079-1 Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"
IEC 60079-2 Part 2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosures "p"
IEC 60079-7 Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety “e”
IEC 60079-10 Part 10: Classification of hazardous areas
IEC 60079-11 Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"
IEC 60079-14 Part 14: Electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines)
IEC 60079-15 Part 15: Construction, test and marking of type of protection "n" electrical apparatus