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IEC 60079-11 Edition 7: Navigating Changes in Intrinsic Safety Standards for Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres

The next edition of the intrinsic safety standard IEC 60079-11, published in January 2023, has some significant changes that may impact the safety and compliance requirements of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres. CSA Group is hosting a webinar to help you navigate the changes and ensure compliance with the latest standards and regulations. In addition, the webinar will enable you to understand the impact of the changes on your existing products and prepare for the transition from edition 6 to edition 7 and future product developments.

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 9 AM EDT (6 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Manufacturers and users of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres face significant challenges in ensuring that their equipment is designed, tested, and certified to meet the latest safety standards. The IEC 60079-11 Edition 7 is an intrinsic safety standard that specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing, and marking of electrical equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres. This standard plays a crucial role in ensuring that equipment used in such hazardous locations is safe and reliable. Therefore, it is essential for manufacturers and users to stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the standard.

Attending the webinar on the topic 'IEC 60079-11 Edition 7: Navigating Changes in Intrinsic Safety Standards for Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres' hosted by CSA Group can provide manufacturers and users with valuable information on the changes in the latest edition of the standard. The webinar will cover the latest updates to the standard, including new requirements for temperature classification, surface temperature limits, and ignition sources. The webinar will also provide an opportunity to learn about the latest testing and certification services offered by CSA Group to ensure compliance with IEC 60079-11 Edition 7.

By attending this webinar, manufacturers and users can gain a better understanding of the new requirements and how they may impact their products and processes.

Key Takeaways

  • Review the evolution of IEC 60079-11 from Edition 6 to Edition 7
  • Gain an overview of IEC 60079-11 Edition 7 and of key changes from Edition 6
  • Learn the implications of the changes for manufacturers 
  • Discover best practices for complying with the new standard edition, including testing and certification requirements


Goutam Das, Certification Specialist, CSA Testing and Certification

Goutam Das has 15 years of experience in assessing and testing electrical and electronics equipment intended to be used in the hazardous atmosphere. He has extensive knowledge of UKEx, ATEX, IECEx, and cCSAus hazardous area approvals for gas and dust atmospheres, provides project mentoring and technical review, and works with customers in the design stage to ensure requirements of applicable standards are met.

Adam Garner, Director - Hazardous Locations, CSA Testing and Certification

Working with CSA Group since 2006, Adam Garner has held various roles within CSA’s hazardous location portfolio and is currently responsible for Industrial and commercial activities across the EMEA region.