New EN60079-14:2014 IECEx Standard

NEW IECEx/EN60079-14:2014 introduces significant new changes for Ex Installers and Inspectors
EN60079-14:2014 Updates

After a great deal of debate, the new Hazardous Area Installation Standard EN60079-14:2014 has been issued and is published as an IECEx and EN Standard. As a BS EN Standard there is a rather unusual section essentially saying that although the Standard is published, the UK takes issue with certain parts/changes!

  • Explosion Protection Levels (categories and EPL) updatesEN60079-14:2014
  • New Protection Concepts updates
  • New Ex Installation requirements covering for cable, glands and all protection concepts
  • New Installation tests (restricted breathing on cables etc.)
  • Different Ex d Barrier Gland requirements
  • New Information on RF devices
  • New Intrinsic Safety Requirements

IECEx Delvalle

The new Standard, coupled with the new Inspection Standard (EN60079-17:2014) represent the most significant changes to potentially explosive atmosphere inspection and installation for a decade, and all Engineers and Technicians involved in this field are advised to take note of the significant updates.

Source: Exveritas

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