Area Classification

Division of an installation into hazardous areas and non-hazardous areas and the sub-division of hazardous areas into zones

Note 1 to entry: This classification is based on the materials which can be present and the probability of a flammable atmosphere developing. Area classification is primarily used in the selection of electrical equipment to minimize the likelihood of ignition if a release occurs.

Source: ISO 13702:2015, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Control and mitigation of fires and explosions on offshore production installations — Requirements and guidelines, Second Edition, August 2015. Global Standards

Area Classification

Assessed division of a facility into hazardous and non-hazardous areas, and the subdivision of the hazardous areas into zones.

Source: IEC 61892-7, Mobile and fixed offshore units – Electrical installations – Part 7: Hazardous areas. Global Standards

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