WG 4.7 Explosion Protection


The "Explosion Protection" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Positioning of application-oriented explosion protection
  • Implementation of explosion protection in practice
  • Special issues of regulations, EU Directives and standards for explosion protection
  • Innovative solutions for explosion protection and their application


  • Multiplication of possible procedures for the complex issue of explosion protection
  • Discussion board for professional exchange
  • Harmonisation of comments and interpretations
  • Access to regulated expert committees
  • Facilitated observation of regulations, specifications and standards

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾TitleEditionResponsibleSubject areaInfoComments
0138NE 138Hazardous Potentially Explosive Atmospheres – Process Control Equipment in the Context of Explosion Protection Measures
Gefährliche explosionsfähige Atmosphäre – PLT-Einrichtungen im Rahmen von Explosionsschutzmaßnahmen
WG 4.7SafetyAbstract
0164NA 164Power-i System in the Process Industry
Power-i-System in der Prozessindustrie
WG 4.7SafetyAbstract


Dr. Michael Dzieia
Merck KGaA
Tel. +49 6151/725464