This European Standard specifies safety requirements for the construction and performance of safe breaks to be fitted to metering pumps and dispensers installed at filling stations and used to dispense liquid fuels into the tanks of motor vehicles, boats and light aircraft and into portable containers at flow rates up to 200 l min-1.
The requirements apply to safe breaks at ambient temperatures from –20 °C to +40 °C with the possibility for an extended temperature range.
It pays particular attention to electrical, mechanical and hydraulic characteristics of, and electrical apparatus incorporated within or mounted on, the safe break.
This European Standard applies mainly to hazards related to the ignition of liquid fuels being dispensed or their vapour. This European Standard also addresses electrical and mechanical hazards.
NOTE 1This European Standard does not apply to equipment for use with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG).
NOTE 2Fuels other than of Explosion Group IIA are excluded from this European Standard.