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ABYC C-1500-2019

Ignition Protection for Marine Products

This standard applies to the test methods for determining ignition protection but is not to be considered a standard that will determine the acceptability of a product or component for use in marine service.  EXCEPTIONS: 1. Explosion proof or intrinsically safe equipment as required by the US Coast Guard and applied to US Coast Guard inspected vessels or as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70. 2. Ignition protection procedures for products or components that may operate in hydrogen and air mixtures. 3. Mechanisms of ignition from external sources, such as static electricity, lightning, or other factors not related to the apparatus under test. 4. Apparatus based on the use of high voltage electrostatic principles. 5. The deterioration of external wiring. 6. Connections installed in accordance with applicable installation standards.

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