Bureau of Indian Standards

BIS, is the national code laying body for Electrical Equipment in Potentially Hazardous Locations. They are instrumental in setting the guidelines / standards in the areas of Equipment construction & testing, Area Classification, selection, installation and maintenance of Ex equipment. Karandikar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. is India's first private sector laboratory which is recognized by the BIS for issuing test reports of product testing for BIS approval. BIS approved Ex testing scope of Karandikar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. is listed in table below. On recommendation of the Electro technical Division Council, BIS has aligned IS Standards with IEC standards.

Standard Number Short Description
IS/IEC 60079-0
Explosive atmospheres- Part 0: Equipment- General requirements
IS/IEC 60079-1
Explosive atmospheres- Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures “d”
IS/IEC 60079-7
Explosive atmospheres- Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety “e”
IS/IEC 60079-11
Explosive atmospheres- Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety “i”
IS/IEC 60079-18
Explosive atmospheres- Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation “m”
IS/IEC 60079-31
Explosive atmospheres- Part 31: Equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure “t”

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