Electro Technical Council of Ireland

TC 6 Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres

Scope/Introduction: || back to top

ETCI TC6 is the national committee responsible for co-ordinating the development of standards for equipment for use where there is a hazard due to the possible presence of explosive atmospheres of gases, vapours, mists or combustible dusts. TC6 members are active participants in the international standards work of IEC TC31, which was established over 60 years ago, and also CENELEC TC31. IEC and CENELEC standards cover the life cycle of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres through design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and repair. The area of potentially explosive atmospheres is subject to two EU Directives; Directive 94/9/EC which covers equipment and protective systems and Directive 1999/92/EC which covers the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk. ETCI TC6 is also responsible for ETCI Publication ET105 (National Rules for Electrical Installations in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres) together with the associated Sub-System Completion Certificate for such installations.

International/European Committees Shadowed (in full or in part): || back to top

CLC/TC31 Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres
IEC TC31 Equipment for explosive atmospheres

The hyperlinks in the table above link to the IEC and CENELEC "Dashboards", which provide very detailed information on the relevant committees, their scope, structure, strategic plans, projects, published standards, draft documents, votes and meetings. This content is being continually updated and is the definitive source of information on these committees.

Annual Reports: || back to top

Useful Links: || back to top

ETCI TC6 Main Site
EU Commission Site on ATEX Directive 94/9/EC
EU Commission Site on Directive 1999/92/EC
Guide to New Approach and Global Approach
IEC Online Catalogue and Web Store
Irish Standards Catalogue (online catalogue of Irish Standards, free guest access and standard previews)
European Communities Low Voltage Directive
Your Standards Your Say

Livelink (Members only): || back to top

ETCI TC6 committee documents are hosted on the Livelink National eCommittees platform. The committee Secretary will have arranged for all members of the committee to have been issued with passwords. When logging on to ETCI TC6 Livelink it will be necessary to identify the Member Body as "NSAI". In the event of any difficulties, the committee Secretary will normally be able to assist, otherwise the national Livelink Helpdesk may be contacted at









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