New edition of IEC 60079-6 for equipment protection by liquid immersion “o”published

IEC 60079-6:2015 is published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision.

IEC 60079-6:2015 specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing and marking of Ex Equipment and Ex Components with type of protection liquid immersion "o" intended for use in
explosive gas atmospheres. Ex Equipment and Ex Components of type of protection liquid immersion "o" are either:
- Level of Protection "ob" (EPL "Mb" or "Gb") or
- Level of Protection "oc" (EPL "Gc").

For Level of Protection "ob", this standard applies where the rated voltage does not exceed 11 kV r.m.s. a.c. or d.c. For Level of Protection "oc", this standard applies where the rated voltage does not exceed 15 kV r.m.s. a.c. or d.c. This standard supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079-0. Where a requirement of this standard conflicts with a requirement of IEC 60079-0, the requirement of this standard takes precedence.

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