CSA - CAN/CSA-IEC-E79-1-95
Electrical Apparatus For Explosive Gas Atmospheres Part 1: Construction and Verification Test of Flameproof Enclosures of Electrical Apparatus
|Publication Date:||1 May 1995|
This method of test is intended for the measurement of the maximum experimental safe gaps for gas -or vapor-air mixture under normal conditions of temperature * and pressure so as to permit the selection of the appropriate group of flameproof enclosures The method does not take into account the possible effects of obstacles on the safe gaps**
* An exception is made for substances with vapour pressures which are too low to permit mixtures of the required concentrations to be prepared at normal ambient temperatures For these substances, a temperature 5 deg C above that needed to give the necessary vapour pressure is used
** The design of the test apparatus for safe gap determination, other than that used for selecting the appropriate group of enclosure for a particular gas, may require to be different to the one described in this appendix. For example, the volume of the enclosure, flange width, gas concentrations and the distance between the flanges and any external wall or obstructions may have to be varied. As the design will depend on the particular investigation which is to be undertaken, it is unpracticable to recommended specific design requirements, but for most applications the general principles and precautions indicated in the clauses of this publication will still apply.