EN 1012-2:1996/prA1

Compressors and vacuum pumps - Safety requirements - Part 2: Vacuum pumps EN 1012-2:1996/prA1

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CEN/TC 232 Compressors, vacuum pumps and their systems

European Norm

23.140   Compressors and pneumatic machines | 23.160   Vacuum technology


This standard is applicable to all vacuum pumps, vacuum pump combinations and vacuum pumping systems. The standard lists the significant hazards associated with vacuum pumps and specifies safety requirements applicable to the design, installation, operation, maintenance and dismantling of vacuum pumps during their foreseeable life and subsequent disposal.
The scope does not include pumps designed to pump continuously on open systems where the pump inlet pressure is above 75 kPA (750 mbar) absolute, i.e. vacuum cleaners, ventilation fans).
Vacuum pumps intended for use in special applications shall also comply with any specific standards relating to those applications.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


EN 1012-2:1996


EN 1012-2:1996/prA1
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