CEN - PREN 17170
Fans - Safety requirements
|Publication Date:||1 September 2017|
|ICS Code (Ventilators. Fans. Air-conditioners):||23.120|
|ICS Code (Noise emitted by machines and equipment):||17.140.20|
This European Standard is applicable to all types of fans other than fans that are household appliances intended for domestic use.
NOTE 1 Fans intended for household purposes are typically used on desks, ceilings, free standing or, partitions (e.g. window and wall fans) and ducts. They are assumed to have mainly electricity related risks. These fans are in the scope of EN 60335-2-80.
It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to fans during transport, assembly and installation, commissioning and use as defined in EN ISO 12100:2010, Annex B, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see 3,24).
NOTE 2 This standard deals a.) with standalone fan units, ready for operation, complete with control systems and all other features that ensure safety in use and b.) with fans for installation (e.g. in ventilation systems) or incorporation with other equipment where control systems and all other features that ensure safety are provided by others, (details should be provided by the fan manufacturer).
This European Standard applies to electrically driven fans and, apart from the hazards related to the drives, it shall also apply to fans driven from other energy sources. Further safety measures may be required for the additional hazards due to the application.
This European Standard does not deal with the hazards due to the use of fans in a potentially explosive atmosphere (see e.g. EN ISO 14986).
This European Standard is not applicable to fans, which are manufactured before the date of its publication.