BS EN 60335-2-68:2012 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use

BS EN 60335-2-68:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : April 2013



IEC 60335-2-68:2012 deals with the safety of electrical portable, non-self-propelled motor-operated spray extraction machines with or without attachments and with or without electrical heating elements, intended for commercial indoor use. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:

- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;

- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;

- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;

- business premises, for example offices and banks;

- rental services for those machines and all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.

They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered: mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and battery powered motors. This standard applies to machines in which the pressure of the employed cleaning agent does not exceed 2,5 MPa, and in which the product of the pressure (in MPa) and the flow of cleaning agent (in litres per minute) does not exceed 100, and in which the temperature of the cleaning agent at the spray nozzle outlet does not exceed 85 °C. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002 and its Amendments 1 (2005) and 2 (2007). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-68 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):

- the title has been changed for better distinction with regard to IEC 60335-2-72;

- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;

- terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;

- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes has been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;

- the markings and instructions (Clause 7) have been revised basically;

- a new Annex AA 'Emission of acoustical noise' was added;

- and a new Annex BB 'Emission of vibration' was added. Keywords: Spray extraction machines; cleaning agent.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60335-1:2010


Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-68:2012
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 April 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60312-1:2017, ISO 3744, ISO 4871, ISO/TR 11688-1, IEC 61029, IEC 60335-2-2, ISO 6344-2, ISO 3864-1, IEC 60335-2-69, ISO 11203, IEC 60312-1, IEC 60335-2-67, ISO 3743-1, IEC 60745, ISO 9614-2, IEC 60335-2-72, ISO 5349-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60335-2-69, ISO/TR 11688-1, IEC 60335-2-72, IEC 61029 series, ISO 3743-1, IEC 60745 series, ISO 11203, 2006/42/EC, ISO 5349-1, IEC 60335-2-2, IEC 60335-2-67, ISO 9614-2, ISO 3744, ISO 4871
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-68:2009
International RelationshipsIEC 60335-2-68:2012,EN 60335-2-68:2012
Draft Superseded By10/30216251 DC
DescriptorsFloor cleaning equipment, Household equipment, Pressure, Commercial, Water-suction cleaning equipment, Protected electrical equipment, Rated voltage, Electrically-operated devices, Equipment safety, Electrical safety, Cleaning equipment, Electrical household appliances, Temperature-rise limit, Flow rates, Portable, Sprayers, Motor-operated household appliances, Industrial
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Exigences particulières pour les machines de nettoyage par pulvérisation et aspiration, à usage commercial
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für Sprühextraktionsmaschinen für den gewerblichen Gebrauch
ISBN978 0 580 70464 2
File Size1.026 MB

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