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Changes made since 2009 to the ATEX Standards

EN 60079-10: 2009 now supersedes EN 60079-10: 2003 on the Classification of Combustible Gas Atmospheres Areas

The most significant changes to the standard include:

• A new Annex which deals with explosion hazards from flammable mists generated by the release under pressure of high flash point liquids.

• Introduction of a new clause which gives thermodynamic equations for release rate with a number of examples of estimating release rate of fluids and gases.
Other changes to the standards (for gas and powder) also apply which you may need to consider to ensure your EPD is valid and current!

For further information on how the changes in the ATEX standards can affect you please contact Pilz for an executive summary of our consulting service. We would be happy to discuss how we can assist.

Call 021 434 65 35 or email sales@pilz.ie