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SRPS EN 50223:2017

Stationary electrostatic application equipment for ignitable flock material - Safety requirements

Mar 24, 2017

General information

90.93     Jan 27, 2021

90.00    Jan 27, 2026



European Norm

29.260.20     87.100  




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1.1 This European Standard specifies requirements for automatic electrostatic flock application equipment which is designed for applying ignitable flock which may form explosive atmospheres in the flock application area. In this context a distinction is made between flock application devices which due to their type of construction comply with the requirements as laid down in EN 50050-3, as applicable, and those for which higher discharge energies are stipulated. This European Standard also specifies the constructional requirements for a safe operation of the stationary equipment of flock application booths, including the electrical installations and the accessories. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to flock application booths, when they are used as intended and under conditions which are foreseeable as malfunction by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). 1.2 This European Standard considers three types of electrostatic flock systems. For more details, see Table 1. 1.3 This European Standard deals with those hazards occurring during stationary automatic electrostatic flocking. Among these hazards are, above all, ignition hazards of the generated explosive atmosphere and hazard to persons. 1.4 The stationary equipment dealt with in this European Standard is considered to be equipment of group II, category 3D for the use in areas with potential explosion hazards of zone 22. 1.5 This European Standard is not applicable for - flock systems in which mixtures of solvent vapours in air occur with a concentration of > 20 % of the LEL, - flock systems operated with AC voltage, - the application system for liquid or pasty substances (e.g. adhesives, primer), - the cleaning of flock application booths, - the storage and handling of ignitable substances outside the coating plant.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)


Life cycle


SRPS EN 50223:2012


SRPS EN 50223:2017
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jan 27, 2021

Related project

Adopted from EN 50223:2015


Сл.гласник РС бр. 72/2017
SPISAK SRPSKIH STANDARDA iz oblasti opreme i zaštitnih sistema namenjenih za upotrebu u potencijalno eksplozivnim atmosferama