INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE

The subject of Inspection and maintenance is a very important one, as in common with any non-hazardous area installations, the presence of an inspection and maintenance regime will always be effective by way of a preventative measure against the risk of incidents or accidents from arising that may otherwise go unnoticed.

The two main IEC Inspection & Maintenance standards that are in use today for gas / vapour hazards and dust hazards are detailed below.

IEC 60079 -17 : Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres - Part 17: Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines)

IEC 61241 -17 : Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust - Part 17: Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines)