BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009 Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

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BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009

Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : June 2006



BS EN 60204-1:2006 + Amendment1:2009 Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

What is it?

BS EN 60204-1 gives safety guidance and recommendations on electrical equipment for machinery. This includes safety requirements for electrical, electronic and computer controlled equipment and systems for machines – but excludes power circuits where electricity is used directly as a working tool. These electrical equipment regulations only refer to non-portable machines designed to operate in conjunction with other machinery. BS EN 60204-1 gives specific instructions for the safe maintenance of the point where electrical or electronic equipment connects to the machine. And these instructions only refer to machinery that operates with nominal supply voltages below 1,000V for alternating current or 1,500V for direct current, or with nominal supply frequencies below 200 Hz. 

How does it work?

BS EN 60204-1 introduces the standard, explains how to meet the recommendations and outlines terminology for electrical equipment safety. The guidelines also cover control circuits and control functions, wiring practices and protection against electrical shock, how to maintain safety standards and essential requirements for EC Directives. BS EN 6024-1 aims to help you protect the people and property from hazards presented by the electrical or electronic equipment for machinery outlined above.

This standard does not cover all safety requirements for preventing electrical hazards, such as guarding, interlocking or control. BS EN 60204-1 does not include guidance on machinery designed for outdoor use, in mines and in flammable atmospheres, machinery that produces explosive material or machinery that operates as a sewing machine.

Who should buy it? 

  • Health and safety managers
  • Those working with electrical, electronic or computer controlled equipment for machinery.

What’s new?

BS EN 60204-1:2006 + Amendment1:2009 replaces BS EN 60204-1:1998 and IEC 60204-1:1997 and includes amendments to the implementation and withdrawal dates of these standards. It also includes information about relevant international and European standards.

Contents of BS EN 60204-1:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Definitions
  • General requirements
  • Incoming supply conductor terminations and devices for disconnecting and switching off
  • Protection against electric shock
  • Protection of equipment
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Control circuits and control functions
  • Operator interface and machine-mounted control devices
  • Controlgear: location, mounting, and enclosures
  • Conductors and cables
  • Wiring practices
  • Electric motors and associated equipment
  • Accessories and lighting
  • Marking, warning signs and reference designations
  • Technical documentation
  • Verification
  • Protection against indirect contact in TN-systems
  • Enquiry form for the electrical equipment of machines
  • Examples of machines covered by this part of IEC 60204
  • Current-carrying capacity and overcurrent protection of conductors and cables in the electrical equipment of machines
  • Explanation of emergency operation functions
  • Guide for the use of this part of IEC 60204
  • Comparison of typical conductor cross-sectional areas
  • Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications
  • Coverage of Essential Requirements of EC Directives
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Standard NumberBS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009
TitleSafety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 June 2006
Cross ReferencesIEC 60034-1, IEC 60034-5, IEC 60034-11, IEC 60072-1, IEC 60072-2, IEC 60073:2002, IEC 60309-1:1999, IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60364-4-43:2001, IEC 60364-4-43:2001/Corrigendum:2002, IEC 60364-5-52:2001, IEC 60364-5-53:2001, IEC 60364-5-53:2001/AMD 1:2002, IEC 60364-5-54:2002, IEC 60364-6-61:2001, IEC 60417-DB, IEC 60439-1:1999, IEC 60445:1999, IEC 60445:1999/Corrigendum:2002, IEC 60446:1999, IEC 60446:1999/Corrigendum:2002, IEC 60447:2004, IEC 60529:1989, IEC 60529:1989/AMD 1:1999, IEC 60617-DB, IEC 60621-3:1979, IEC 60664-1:1992, IEC 60947-1:2004, IEC 60947-2:2003, IEC 60947-3:1999, IEC 60947-3:1999/Corrigendum:1999, IEC 60947-5-1:2003, IEC 60947-7-1:2002, IEC 60947-7-1:2002/Corrigendum:2003, IEC 61082-1:1991, IEC 61082-1:1991/Corrigendum:1993, IEC 61082-2:1993, IEC 61082-3:1993, IEC 61082-4:1996, IEC 61140:2001, IEC 61310, IEC 61346, IEC 61557-3:1997, IEC 61558-1:1997, IEC 61558-1:1997/AMD 1:1998, IEC 61558-2-6, IEC 61984:2001, IEC 62023:2000, IEC 62027:2000, IEC 62061:2005, IEC 62061:2005/Corrigendum:2005, IEC 62079:2001, ISO 7000:2004, ISO 12100-1:2003, ISO 12
ReplacesBS EN 60204-1:1998, IEC 60204-1:1997
International RelationshipsEN 60204-1:2006
Amended ByAmendment, April 2009. Amends and replaces BS EN 60204-1:2006. Corrigendum, May 2010.
Draft Superseded By02/203840 DC
DescriptorsElectrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical safety, Equipment safety, Machine tool components, Production equipment, Industrial, Electric machines, Safety measures, Hazards, Occupational safety, Environment (working), Electric power systems, Electromagnetism, Electric conductors, Electric control equipment, Electric terminals, Control switches, Safety devices, Protected electrical equipment, Electrical protection equipment, Electric enclosures, Electrical insulation, Overcurrent protection, Circuits, Electric motors, Overload protection, Electric power system disturbances, Voltage fluctuations, Overvoltage protection, Lightning protection, Surge protection, Electric connectors, Interlocks, Emergency equipment, Fail-to-safety devices, Pushbutton switches, Installation, Colour codes, Marking, Symbols, Indicator lights, Flashing lights, Electric cables, Electrical insulating materials, Insulated cables, Electric current, Flexible cables, Electric wiring systems, Lighting systems, Technical documents, Diagrams, Forms (paper), Electrical testing, Performance testing, Approval testing, Verification, Voltage, Selection, Classification systems
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Equipement électrique des machines. Règles générales
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Elektrische Ausruestung von Maschinen. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 70975 3
File Size1.901 MB

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