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Overview of standards

Important standards for system operators in the gas and oil industry

System operators are familiar with the dilemma: they need continuous system availability, at the same time potentially explosive areas introduce an element of uncertainty.

The following regulations, standards and basic rules are particularly important for system operators in this sector:



  • EU-Guideline 98/24 EG - protection against hazardous substances
  • EU-Guideline 2009/104 EG - safety and health protection in the use of work equipment
  • IEC 60079 - Explosive atmospheres 
  • IEC 62305 - Protection against lightning - ALL PARTS 
  • IEC 60364-4-41 - Low voltage electrical installations - Part 4-41: Protection for safety - Protection against electric shock
  • IEC 60364-4-44 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances
  • IEC 60364-5-53 - Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Isolation, switching and control
  • IEC 60364-5-54 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 5-54: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Earthing arrangements and protective conductors
  • DIN EN 50522 - Earthing of power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.


Order standards: All standards (DIN, DVWG, GefStoffV, BetrSichV) can be ordered from the publisher Beuth-Verlag (

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