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Hazardous Area Classification

Eidos provides Hazardous Area Classification for industrial sites using the following standards as references:

  • IEC 60079-10-1 “Electrical Apparatus for explosive atmosphere – part 10: Classification of areas – explosive gas atmospheres” 2nd edition expected 26-08-2015
  • IEC 60079-10-2 “Electrical Apparatus for explosive atmosphere – part 10: Classification of areas – Combustible dust atmospheres” 2nd edition expected 18-01-2015
  • NFPA 70 “National Electrical Code” 2017 edition
  • API RP500 “Recommended practice for classification of locations for electrical installation at Petroleum facilities classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2”
  • API RP505 “Recommended practice for classification of locations for electrical installation at Petroleum facilities classified as Class I Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2”
  • NFPA 30 “Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code”
  • NFPA 49 “Hazardous Chemical Data”
  • NFPA 325 “Guide to fire Hazard Properties of flammable liquids, gases and volatile solids”
  • NFPA 497 “Recommended practice for classification of Class I Hazardous Locations” 2017 edition
  • IP 15 “Model Code of Safe Practice in the Petroleum Industry – Part 15: Area Classification Code for Petroleum Installation”
  • 29 Code of Federal Regulation Part 1910 Subpart H

All the documentation will be fully compliant with Appendix E Point 6 of API RP505 and/or the European Community law.

Eidos has also specific skills in developing Hazardous Area Classification in assistance to engineering firms during the different stages of a new plant/project/site, please refer to Engineering assistance.

In the field of ignition sources, Eidos developed a proprietary method to address this topic covering all the potential sources listed in IEC 1127-1:2011.

Contact Eidos for further information!