In Ireland, this requirement is
described in detail in the National Rules for Electrical Installations in
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Part 6.1 and the Guide to the Selection of
Electrical Apparatus for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres, published by
The Electro-Technical Council of Ireland.
The standards defining suitable
equipment are the
European CENELEC Standards. The General Requirements Standard, EN50014,
lists other relevant standards. Standards apply to combustible dust risk also
such as EN50281-1-1.
These standards have been
Atex Directive 94/9/EC and are a legal requirement in all states
in the European Community since 30th June 2003.