Intrinsically safe design consulting
Hazardous Locations Design Consulting


Certifications open the door to the hazardous locations marketplace, and standards are the key. Our hazardous locations consultants can ensure that your products are fully compliant with all required standards and codes.

Our consultants are fully conversant with the latest changes in national and international standards for all types of hazardous locations equipment, including:

   Intrinsically safe
Explosion-proof and flameproof
Dust-ignition proof
Purged and pressurized
Increased safety
Non-sparking and non-incendive
Powder/sand filled
Oil filled / oil immersion

Our experience is too extensive to fully describe. Below is a partial list of of the hazardous locations standards we use on a regular basis.

Harmonized Standards IEC 60079-0: General requirements
IEC 60079-1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosure "d"
IEC 60079-2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"
IEC 60079-7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"
IEC 60079-11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"
IEC 60079-13: Equipment protection by pressurized room "p"
IEC 60079-14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection
IEC 60079-15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"
IEC 60079-18: Construction, test and marking of type of protection encapsulation "m"
IEC 60079-25: Intrinsically safe systems
IEC 60079-28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation
IEC 60079-29: Performance requirements for gas detection systems
IEC 60079-31: Protection by enclosure "t"
IEC 80079-34: Quality systems
IECEx OD 017: Drawing and documentation guidance for IEC Ex certification

UL UL 674: Electric Motors and Generators for Division 1
UL 783: Flashlights and Lanterns
UL 823: Electric Heaters
UL 844: Luminaires
UL 913: Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
UL 1203: Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Apparatus
UL 2208: Solvent Distillation Units
UL 2225: Cables and Fittings

NFPA NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
NFPA 33: Spray Application of Flammable Materials
NFPA 36: Solvent Extraction Plants
NFPA 61: Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 68: Deflagration Venting
NFPA 69: Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code
NFPA 91: Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 484: Combustible Metals
NFPA 496: Purged and Pressurized Equipment
NFPA 654: Manufacturing, Processing and Handling Facilities
NFPA 664: Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
NFPA 820: Water Treatment and Collection Facilities
NFPA 1981: Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
NFPA 1982: Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)

CSA C22.2 No. 30: Explosion-Proof Enclosures
C22.2 No. 152: Combustible Gas Detectors
C22.2 No. 157: Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive

FM FM 3600: General Requirements
FM 3610: Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
FM 3611: Nonincendive Electrical Equipment
FM 3613: Flashlights and Lanterns
FM 3615: Explosionproof Electrical Equipment
FM 3616: Dust-Ignition-Proof Equipment
FM 3620: Purged/Pressurized
FM 3640: Land Mobile Radios
FM 3650: Submersible Motors
FM 7320: Electric Heaters
FM 7730: Flameless Explosion Venting
FM 7910: Spark Resistant Tools

API API RP 14F: Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class 1, Division 1 and Division 2 Locations
API RP 500: Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2
API RP 505: Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2
API RP 2003: Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
API RP 2214: Spark Ignition Properties of Hand Tools

ASTM ASTM F2876-10: Thermal Rating and Installation of Internal Combustion Engine Packages for use in Hazardous Locations in Marine Applications

European Union (CE) ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
EN 13463-1: Basic method and requirements
EN 13463-2: Protection by flow restricting enclosure ‘fr’
EN 13463-3: Protection by flameproof enclosure ‘d’
EN 13463-5: Protection by constructional safety 'c'
EN 13463-6: Protection by control of ignition source ‘b’
EN 13463-8: Protection by liquid immersion 'k'
EN 1834-1: Safety requirements for design and construction of engines for use in potentially explosives atmospheres - Part 1: Group II engines for use in flammable gas and vapour atmospheres
EN 14797: Explosion venting devices
ISO/EN 80079-36: Basic method and requirements
ISO/EN 80079-37: Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ''c'', control of ignition sources ''b'', liquid immersion ''k''

TIA TIA-4950: Requirements For Battery-powered, Portable Land Mobile Radio Applications In Class I, II, And III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Department of Energy DOE-STD-1212-2012: Explosives Safety

Department of Defense MIL-STD-801G: Environmental Engineering and Laboratory Tests

If you do not see the standard you are interested in, chances are we have used it! Please contact us for more information, or check out our Performance, Ordinary Locations and Area Classifications standards pages.

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