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PREN 50270

2013 Edition, May 2013

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Superseded By: BS EN 50270

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This draft European Standard specifies requirements for the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen which are subject to the performance standards for gas detection apparatus, for example EN 45544, EN 50104, EN 50194, EN 50291, EN 50379, EN 50543, EN 50545, EN 60079-29-1 or EN 60079-29-4.

NOTE For the purpose of this standard the word ‘toxic' covers ‘very toxic', ‘toxic', ‘harmful', ‘corrosive‘, ‘irritating‘, ‘sensitising‘, ‘carcinogenic‘, ‘mutagenic‘ and ‘teratogenic‘.

This standard applies to apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments as well as to apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. The apparatus may be AC-, DC- or battery powered.

This European Standard is also applicable to apparatus which is intended for use in hazardous areas which may contain explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres. It covers only normal operation and does not cover safety requirements related to EMC phenomena.

This standard is a product standard which is based on the product family standard EN 61326-1. This product standard takes precedence over the product family standard and over generic standards.

All performance standards for the detection and measurement of combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen contain minimum requirements for functional safety as specified in EN 50271. There are also gas detectors and gas detection systems which are intended to be used with safety integrity levels SIL 1 to SIL 3 according to EN 61508, EN 50402. To consider the aspects of functional safety in industrial applications in a specified electromagnetic environment, this standard has taken into account aspects of EN 61326-3—2 related to the measuring and warning function of the apparatus is defined as safety function.

Apparatus of type 1 where the manufacturer claims a safety integrity level shall be considered as type 2 apparatus with regard to immunity requirements.

This standard specifies requirements for immunity tests in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges and also for emission tests. The test requirements are specified for each port considered.

Apparatus falling within the scope of this European Standard is classified as follows by the following types.

– Type 1: apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments, as described in EN 61000-6-1 and EN 61000-6-3.

– Type 2: apparatus intended for use in industrial environments, as described in EN 61000-6-2 and EN 61000-6-4.

This European Standard does not apply to any of the following:

– apparatus intended for the detection of dusts or mists in air;

– scientific or laboratory based apparatus used only for analysis or measurement;

– apparatus used exclusively for process measurement purposes;

– apparatus for medical purposes;

– apparatus used for breath alcohol measurement

– apparatus intended for the direct measurement of automotive exhaust gases.