BS EN ISO 17916:2016 - Safety of thermal cutting machines
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BS EN ISO 17916:2016

Safety of thermal cutting machines

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2016



This International Standard specifies the safety requirements and measures for machinery covering design, construction, production, transport, installation, operation, maintenance, and putting out of service.

This International Standard applies to machinery using thermal cutting and or marking processes such as oxy-fuel, plasma arc. This International Standard applies to machinery the basis of which is either designed as open gantry, cantilever machine, or the track of which is incorporated in the cutting table.

This International Standard does not cover design standards for specific tools, e.g. oxy-fuel hose standards, electrical requirements for plasma power supplies. Most tools used on thermal cutting machines have specific design standards.

This International Standard does not cover handheld cutting equipment and cutting equipment which is combined with a constrained tracking system mounted on the work piece.

Risks arising from thermal cutting tools may be covered by related standards.

Risks arising from laser radiation, except those caused by position indicating lasers, are not covered by this International Standard. Those risks are covered by ISO 11553.

Machines that combine thermal processes with other processes (e.g. grinding, drilling, milling, etc.) are only partly covered. Risks arising from these other processes may be covered by related standards.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 17916:2016
TitleSafety of thermal cutting machines
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60204-1:2005, ISO 3821, IEC 60974-1:2017, ISO 4871, ISO 13854, ISO 15012-4, ISO 5171, ISO 7289, EN 894-3, ISO 11202, ISO 13855, ISO 7291, ISO 5172, ISO 8207, ISO 5175, ISO 3746, ISO 13849-1, ISO 12100:2010, EN 894-1, ISO/TR 28821, ISO 13857
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60825-1, EN 560, ISO 8206, IEC 61000-6-4, ISO 13577-2, EN 1256, EN 50178, 2006/42/EC, ISO 15667, EN 874, IEC 61000-6-2, EN 730-1, 2011/65/EU, ISO 9539, IEC 62079, EN 12198-1, ISO 9090, ISO 14122-1, EN 1005-2:2003+A1:2008, ISO 11553-1:2020, BS EN ISO 11553-1:2020
International RelationshipsEN ISO 17916:2016,ISO 17916:2016
Draft Superseded By13/30263816 DC
DescriptorsEquipment safety, Safety measures, Internal combustion engines, Portable machine tools, Hazards, Cutting tools, Instructions for use, Construction equipment, Manually-operated devices, Control devices, Parting tools, Grinding wheels, Occupational safety, Vibration hazards, Noise (environmental), Testing, Single-point cutting tools, Safety devices, Parting-off wheels, Sawing machines, Machine guards, Thermal protection, Verification
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines de coupage thermique
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen zum thermischen Trennen
ISBN978 0 580 79064 5
File Size1.109 MB

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