The classification of hazardous areas where explosive gas atmospheres may be present is prescribed by European directives, international and national standards. This paper briefly outlines the area classification procedure and describes the approaches adopted by the international standard. Then a new approach to the calculation of the extent of zones, developed by the author and adopted by the Italian guide for classification of hazardous zone, is presented.
|Titolo:||The classification of hazardous areas where explosive gas atmospheres may be present|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ssci.2013.03.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|