Over deze norm
This European Standard applies to self-propelled and pedestrian propelled manual and semi-manual industrial trucks (hereafter often referred to as trucks) for use in potentially explosive atmospheres including their load handling devices and removable attachments. Fork arms, load platforms or integrated attachments are considered to be parts of the truck. Attachments mounted on the load carrier or on fork arms which are removable by the user are not considered to be a part of the truck This European Standard deals only with the prevention of the ignition of an explosive atmosphere by industrial trucks and describes the additional requirements for trucks of equipment group II and equipment category 2G, 3G, 2D and 3D. The relationship between equipment categories and the respective zones is shown in Annex B. This standard does not cover trucks for category 1 and trucks intended for use in explosive atmospheres with hybrid mixtures. All trucks intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres within the scope of this European Standard need to comply with the requirements stated in this European Standard. Where additional hazards could occur, an ignition hazard assessment according to EN 13463-1:2009 will be carried out, taking into consideration these special circumstances and additional requirements contained in EN 13463-1:2009 and if relevant modified by the specific parts of EN 13463 for other types of protection. This European Standard covers the technical requirements necessary to avoid or minimize the significant hazards listed in Annex A , which could occur during normal operation, maintenance or foreseeable misuse (in accordance with the data given by the manufacturer) of industrial trucks. This European standard does not apply to trucks intended for use in hazardous atmospheres with carbon disulfide (CS2), carbonmonoxide (CO) and/or ethylenoxide (C2H4O) due to special properties of these gases. Trucks marked IIB+H2 and/or C2H2 (hydrogen and/or acetylene) are also suitable for IIA or IIB atmospheres. This European Standard is valid for atmospheres with an ambient temperature range of -20 °C to +40 °C, i.e. trucks built to this European Standard will be satisfactory to any service conditions within this range unless otherwise specified.