This publication provides a brief survey of the essential aspects of explosion-protection.
Physical aspects such as explosive atmospheres or explosive dust/air mixtures as well zone classifications, temperature classes and markings are explained. The statutory regulations define the obligatory duties of manufacturers, installers and operators of electrical installations in explosive atmospheres. An overiew of literary references for further information is attached at the end of the publication.
Alongside the ATEX directives the North American standards NEC and CEC are as well explained.
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