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DIN EN 618 2011 Edition, June 1, 2011
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Continuous handling equipment and systems - Safety and EMC requirements for equipment for mechanical handling of bulk materials except fixed belt conveyors
Includes all amendments and changes through Amendment 1, June 2011
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This standard deals with the technical requirements to minimise the risks due to the hazards listed in clause 4, which can arise during operation and maintenance of mechanical handling equipment defined in clauses 3.1 to 3.3 and which are designed for continuously conveying bulk materials from the loading point(s) to the unloading point(s).In general, it also applies to equipment which are built into machines or attached to machines. This standard deals with the technical requirements for EMC.

The standard does not apply to:

— continuous handling equipment and systems for open-cast lignite mining;

— continuous handling equipment and systems for underground mining;

— tunnel digging and excavating machines;

— bulk material processing or classification machines such as grinders, crushers, screens;

— fixed belt conveyors for bulk materials. These are covered by the standard EN 620:2002+A1:2010;

— fixed pneumatic handling equipment. These equipment and systems are covered by the standard EN 741;

— the interface between the machinery dealt with in this standard and the fixed belt or pneumatic conveyor.

This standard does not give the additional requirements for:

a) use in public areas or for the transportation of people;

b) floating, dredging and ship mounted equipment;

c) conveyors requiring a high level of cleanliness for hygiene reasons, e.g. in direct contact with foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals;

d) transportation of the equipment;

e) hazards caused by vibration;

f) use in ambient air temperature below – 20 °C and above + 40 °C;

g) the effects of wind on strength and stability;

h) hazards resulting from handling specific hazardous materials, (e.g. Explosives, radiating material);

i) hazards resulting from contact with or inhalation of harmful fluids, gas, mists, fumes and dusts;

j) biological and micro-biological (viral or bacterial) hazards;

k) hazards due to heat radiation from the materials handled;

l) hazards caused by operation in electromagnetic fields outside the range of EN 61000-6-2;

m) hazards caused by operation subject to special regulations (e.g. explosive atmospheres);

n) hazards caused by noise;

o) hazards caused by the use of ionising radiation sources (e.g. measurement equipment);

p) hazards caused by hydraulic equipment;

q) hazards caused by inadequate controls cabins lighting;

r) the risk related to elevating of the control stations;

s) hazards related to contact with or inhalation of harmful fluids, gases, mists, fums and dusts.

The safety requirements apply to equipment and systems placed on the market after the date of publication of this standard.

NOTE 1 The requirements of this standard can be used for comparable machines outside the scope of this standard with the same risks.

NOTE 2 Directive 94/9/EC concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres can be applicable to the type of machine or equipment covered by this European Standard. The present standard is not intended to provide means of complying with the essential health and safety requirements of Directive 94/9/EC.