SS-EN-12215 Coating plants - Spray booths for application of organic liquid coating materials - Safety requirements

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This document is applicable to spray booths as well as multizone spray booths for the application of organic liquid coating materials (paints, varnishes....), and deals with all significant hazards relevant to spray booths or multizone spray booths, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see clause 4). A spray booth is an assembly of the following linked components: forced ventilation by one or more fans; dry air filtering and/or wet air washing systems, measuring and control devices, ventilation air heating system, automatic fire extinguishing equipment, warning devices, electrical apparatus, joined together within or at a partially or totally enclosed structure (limited by walls, called space) for the controlled processing of spray application of organic liquid coating material. NOTE 1 Spray booths are classified in annex F. This standard describes methods of verification of safety measures, information labels to be affixed to the spray booth and minimum usage requirements contained within the operators handbook. This standard does not cover: - spraying areas (spaces for application of organic liquid coating materials which are limited only by one side wall used for extraction of exhaust ventilation). - combined spray booths according to definition given in 3.2; NOTE 2 See prEN 13355. - the limiting walls of spray booths if they are constituent parts of a building are not to be considered part of the machinery assembly; - the workroom or building used for the spraying of large size items (example: air-liner); - spraying equipment used in spray booths which is covered by EN 1953, EN 50050, and EN 50176. - Spray booths which are part of complex installations. NOTE 3 complex installations may include additional hazards.

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SS-EN 12215:2004+A1:2009

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Aug. 24, 2009



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International Equivalent

EN 12215:2004+A1:2009(IDT)