ISA12.29, Equipment Protection Levels (EPL) Working Group
Survey, monitor, and participate in the development of national and international standards, practices, and codes addressing EPLs in hazardous (classified) locations.
Provide support to ISA in the area of EPLs regarding equipment, area classification, and installation standards for hazardous (classified) locations.
To develop, publish, and maintain standards and practices related to EPLs in hazardous (classified) locations.
To enhance the concept of risk assessment encompassing EPLs as an alternative approach to the selection of Ex equipment, and ISA's continued leadership in this area.
To promote current technology for the proper risk assessment and application of EPLs in the selection, installation, use, and maintenance of Ex equipment to enhance safety.
To provide technical support to industry in the area of EPLs in hazardous (classified) locations.
The ISA12.29 subcommittee met on Tuesday, 1 October 2013 during a joint meeting with the ISA NEC WG in conjunction with the Fall 2013 ISA meetings. A meeting of ISA12.29 has not been scheduled for the Spring 2014 ISA12 meetings.
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