Explosive atmospheres - Part 31: Equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure "t"
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IEC 60079-31:2022 RLV
1) Document has been restructured from edition 2
2) Fault current rating of interrupting contacts in clauses 4.3.1 and 4.4.1, major change type C1
3) Cells and batteries in clauses 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, major change type C2
4) Overload or malfunction condition for the determination of temperature class for "tb" converter fed rotating electric machines, major change type C3
5) Additional requirements for entry devices with dust ignition protection by enclosure "t", major change type C4
Information about the background of ‘Major Technical Changes’
C1 – Ex Equipment having Level of Protection "ta" shall be rated for connection to a circuit with a prospective short circuit current of not greater than 1.5 kA. For Ex Equipment having Level of Protection "tb" or "tc" which is intended for mains connection and intended to interrupt fault current above 10kA, the equipment shall have a rated maximum short circuit withstand current, be tested according to 188.8.131.52, and be marked according to Clause 7.
C2 – For Ex Equipment having Level of Protection "ta" which contains a cell or battery, only a sealed cell or battery shall be used. For Ex Equipment having Level of Protection "tb" and "tc" where there are sparking contacts or hot surfaces, and which contains a cell or battery, only a sealed cell or battery shall be used.
C3 – Table 2 now includes malfunction conditions for temperature class determination of Level of Protection "tb" converter-fed electric machines.
C4 – Annex A added for entry devices with Type of Protection "t" including cable transit devices.
|Publication type||International Standard|
|TC/SC||TC 31 - Equipment for explosive atmospheresrss|
|ICS||29.260.20 - Electrical apparatus for explosive atmospheres|
|File size||807 KB|
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