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The ExplosionProtectionOptionSet defines flags for the category of explosion protection for devices according to EU Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX) in Table 118.

Table 118 – ExplosionProtectionOptionSet Values

Value Bit No. Description
M1 0 This category is intended for use in underground mines and their surface installations which may be endangered by firedamp and/or combustible dust. Category 1 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a very high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
M2 1 This category is intended for use in underground mines and their surface installations which may be endangered by firedamp and/or combustible dust. Category 2 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
1G 2 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and gases, vapors or mists is present. Category 1 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a very high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
2G 3 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and gases, vapors or mists is present. Category 2 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
3G 4 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and gases, vapors or mists is present. Category 3 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a normal level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
1D 5 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and dust is present. Category 1 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a very high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
2D 6 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and dust is present. Category 2 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a high level of safety. (2014/34/EU)
3D 7 Devices in this category are intended for use in areas in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and dust is present. Category 3 comprises devices designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the parameters specified by the manufacturer and ensuring a normal level of safety. (2014/34/EU)

The ExplosionProtectionOptionSet representation in the AddressSpace is formally defined in Table 119.

Table 119 – ExplosionProtectionOptionSet Definition

Attribute Value
BrowseName ExplosionProtectionOptionSet
IsAbstract False

Subtype of the OptionSet DataType defined in OPC 10000-5

References NodeClass BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Other
0:HasProperty Variable OptionSetValues 0:LocalizedText[] 0:PropertyType M, RO

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