EN 13617-2:2021

Petrol filling stations - Part 2: Safety requirements for construction and performance of safe breaks for use on metering pumps and dispensers EN 13617-2:2021

Publication date:   Jan 20, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 15, 2021


CEN/TC 393 Equipment for storage tanks and for filling stations

European Norm

75.200   Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment



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This document specifies safety requirements for the construction and performance of safe breaks to be fitted to metering pumps and dispensers installed at filling stations and used to dispense liquid fuels and aqueous urea solution into the tanks of motor vehicles, boats and light aircraft and into portable containers at flow rates up to 200 l · min−1.
This document applies to fuels of subdivision Group IIA according to EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-1 and also aqueous urea solution according to ISO 22241-1.
The requirements apply to safe breaks at ambient temperatures from −20 °C to +40 °C with the possibility for an extended temperature range.
This document pays particular attention to electrical, mechanical and hydraulic characteristics of, and electrical equipment incorporated within or mounted on, the safe break.
This document applies mainly to hazards related to the ignition of liquid fuels being dispensed or their vapour. This document also addresses electrical and mechanical hazards.
This document does not apply to equipment dispensing compressed or liquefied gases.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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)


Life cycle


EN 13617-2:2012


EN 13617-2:2021
60.60 Standard published
Sep 15, 2021