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NEN-EN-IEC 61340-4-4 specifies requirements for flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) between 0,25 m3 and 3 m3 in volume, intended for use in hazardous explosive atmospheres. The explosive atmosphere can be created by the contents in the FIBC or can exist outside the FIBC. The requirements include: - classification and labelling of FIBC; - classification of inner liners; - specification of test methods for each type of FIBC, inner liner, labels and document pockets; - design and performance requirements for FIBC, inner liners, labels and document pockets; - safe use of FIBC (including those with inner liners) within different zones defined for explosion endangered environments, described for areas where combustible dusts are, or can be, present (IEC 60079-10-2), and for explosive gas atmospheres (IEC 60079-10-1); - procedures for type qualification and certification of FIBC, including the safe use of inner liners. FIBC are not normally used in Zone 0 or Zone 20. If FIBC are used in Zone 0 or Zone 20, the requirements of this document are applicable, together with additional requirements that are beyond the scope of this document to define. The volume contained within FIBC can be designated as Zone 20, in which case the requirements of this document are applicable. Solids containing residual solvent can result in a hazardous explosive atmosphere within FIBC, possibly resulting in the volume being designated as Zone 1 or Zone 2; in which case the requirements of this document are applicable. Compliance with the requirements specified in this document does not necessarily ensure that hazardous electrostatic discharges, for example cone discharges, will not be generated by the contents in FIBC. Information on the risks associated with cone discharges is given in Annex E. Compliance with the requirements of this document does not mitigate the need for full risk assessment. For example, metal and other conductive powders and toner powders can require additional precautions to prevent hazardous discharges from the powders. Test methods included in this document can be used in association with other performance requirements, for example when a risk assessment has shown the minimum ignition energy of concern is less than 0,14 mJ, charging currents are greater than 3,0 μA, or the ambient conditions are outside of the range specified in this document. Compliance with the requirements specified in this document does not necessarily ensure that electric shocks to personnel will not occur from FIBC during normal use.
|Nederlandse titel||Elektrostatica - Deel 4-4: Genormaliseerde beproevingsmethoden voor speciale toepassingen - Elektrostatische classificatie van flexibele stortgoedhouders (FIBC)|
|Engelse titel||Electrostatics - Part 4-4: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)|