This document applies to air shutter frames and air doors for ventilation structures which are to remain functional after the passage of explosions with overpressures of up to 2 bar.
Ventilation structures are protective systems to provide the ventilation flow after the occurrence of an explosion such that the effects of an explosion on the ventilation system can be limited and adequate possibilities remain for escape and rescue.
NOTE These structures may be used when ventilation studies indicate that the air flow in the work place would be reduced considerably providing no safe escape for workers in cases where the structure is destroyed. Explosion proof ventilation structures will be individually evaluated for directional stability of ventilation flows and in order to ensure adequate ventilation flows.
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
90.93 Standard confirmed
Dec 1, 2020