This European Standard describes the basic requirements for the design and application of explosion suppression systems. This European Standard also specifies a method for evaluating the effectiveness and the scale up of explosion suppression systems against defined explosions. It gives the criteria for alternative test apparatus used to undertake explosion suppression efficacy tests and criteria to be applied in defining the safe operating regime of an explosion suppression system.
general requirements for explosion suppression components;
evaluating the effectiveness of an explosion suppression system;
evaluating the scale up of an explosion suppression system;
evaluation and development of design tools for explosion suppression systems;
instructions for installation of an explosion suppression system;
maintenance instructions for an explosion suppression system.
This European Standard is applicable only to explosion suppression systems intended for the protection of closed, or essentially closed, enclosures in which an explosion may result as a consequence of ignition of an explosible mixtures, e.g. dust-air mixtures, gas(vapour)-air mixtures, dust-gas(vapour)-air mixtures and mists.
This European Standard is not applicable for explosions of materials listed below, or for mixtures containing some of those materials:
unstable materials that are liable to dissociate;
NOTE For the listed materials expert advice is required.
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
Nov 3, 2021