New Edition of IEC 60079-10-2 Published

The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 60079-10-2.

IEC 60079-10-2 ed 2.0 applies to “Explosive atmospheres – Part 10-2: Classification of areas – Explosive dust atmospheres”. The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60079-10-2:201 5 is concerned with the identification and classification of areas where explosive dust atmospheres and combustible dust layers are present, in order to permit the proper assessment of ignition sources in such areas. In this standard, explosive dust atmospheres and combustible dust layers are treated separately. In Clause 4, area classification for explosive dusts clouds is described, with dust layers acting as one of the possible sources of release. In Clause 7 other general considerations for dust layers are described. The examples in this standard are based on a system of effective housekeeping being implemented in the plant to prevent dust layers from accumulating.”

*Description from IEC website