Guidelines for managing ignition risk by inspection of Ex electrical equipment in hazardous areas (including support of IEC 60079-17)

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  • Published: March 2022
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787253032
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Current

These guidelines are jointly published by the Energy Institute (EI) and the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA).

This document provides guidance on managing the ignition risks of Ex electrical equipment located in hazardous areas arising from flammable vapours and gases.

These Guidelines promote adoption of risk-based inspection (RBI) principles to inspection of Ex electrical equipment. This should result in high risk Ex electrical equipment being inspected to a more rigorous level of inspection (e.g. frequency of inspection) than lower risk items, and set out an approach for establishing an RBI strategy which should be targeted, balanced and effective.

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