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New Requirements for Mechanical Equipment

It is essnetial to now include your mechanical equipment in your DSEAR Assessment and the basic requirements are given below along with the general requirements and reference documents that you need to perform a suitable assessment.

BSEN13463-1 Basic Methods & Requirements

General Requirements

All intended service conditions shall be specified

Design and construct to good engineering practice, with no effective ignition source

Equipment classified Category 3

If Ignition hazard assessment ensures no effective ignition sources during expected or rare malfunctions

Equipment may be classified Category 2 or Category 1 respectively

BSEN13463-1 Basic Methods & Requirements

Non-electrical Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres


Non electrical equipment

For use in potentially explosive atmospheres


EN13463-2 - Flow restriction
EN13463-3 - Flameproof enclosures
EN13463-4 - Inherent safety
EN13463-5 - Constructional safety
EN13463-6 - Control of ignition sources
EN13463-7 - Pressurization
EN13463-8 - Liquid immersion
EN50303 Group I, M1mining equipment

Please contact us for further guidance or visit our ATEX Equipment site for assistance, at www.dsear.org.uk

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