Pasta processing plant – Dryers and coolers – Safety and hygiene requirements
|ICS Code (Plants and equipment for the food industry):||67.260|
This document applies to shaker dryers, belt dryers, rotary dryers, nest pasta dryers, long pasta dryers and coolers (see Clause 3), used in continuous pasta processing plants. These machines are usually used in a production line, but can also operate independently. When the machines are part of a line, this standard does not cover the other constituent units of the line and their interfaces. This document specifies the safety requirements for the design, manufacture and information for safe use of dryers and coolers and deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations, and events when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). It deals with the hazards during the following phases of the machines' lifetime: transport, assembly and installation, commissioning, setting and adjusting, operation, cleaning, fault finding, maintenance, decommissioning, dismantling, disabling and scrapping. The measures for risk reduction are given in Clause 5. This document does not apply to: - machines fed under manual control and working in cycles (batch machines, static or semi-automatic), - machines for special application (i.e. experimental dryers), - equipment used to supply hot or cold fluids to dryers and coolers. The significant hazards covered by this standard are listed in Clause 4. This document is not applicable to machines in its scope which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.