This EN specifies a method of test to determine the minimum ignition energy of a dust/air mixture by an electrically generated spark. It is intended that the dust be tested in a form representing conditions of actual use so that assessment of the hazard present can be made. Ignition energies determined by this method would be compared with ignition by a pointed source. This EN is applicable to the determination of the minimum ignition energy of a combustible dust dispersed in air, referred to hereafter as a "dust/air mixture".
Legislation related to this standard
Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)Harmonized/Supporting
Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)Harmonized/Supporting
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jun 30, 2016
EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-2:2016