This is the third edition of CSA C22.2 No. 174, Cables and cable glands for use in hazardous locations, one of a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous editions published in 1984 and 1981.
The major changes in this edition are as follows:
a) removal of requirements that are addressed in other standards;
b) addition of supplementary jacket testing for unarmoured cables to ensure robustness during installation; and
c) reorganization for clarity and consistency with current practice.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard applies to
a) cables for use in hazardous locations in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code, Part I); and
b) cable glands for use in Class I, Division 1 or Class II, Division 1 hazardous locations in accordance with the CE Code, Part I.
The requirements in this Standard are in addition to the basic electrical requirements applicable to such cables and cable glands for use in locations other than hazardous locations.
1) Cable glands may be approved with an Ex method of protection according to the CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079 series of standards without demonstrating compliance to this Standard.
2) Cable glands for use in Class I, Division 2 or Class II, Division 2 are not covered by this Standard because their requirements are dictated by the equipment to which they are connected. For example, an explosion-proof box installed in a Class I, Division 2 location requires the use of a Class I, Division 1 cable gland.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
1.3 Units of measure
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.