prEN 1012-3

Compressors and vacuum pumps - Safety requirements - Part 3: Process compressors

General information

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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 part of EN 1012 is applicable to compressors having an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar and designed to utilise all gases other than air, nitrogen or inert gases which are covered in part 1. The standard lists the significant hazards associated with compressors and specifies safety requirements applicable to the design, installation, operation, maintenance and dismantling of compressors during their foreseeable lifetime and subsequent disposal.
This part of EN 1012 includes under the general term compressors, those machines which comprise;
- the compressor itself
- a prime mover
- any component or device supplied which is necessary for safe operation of the compressor.
In addition it applies to partly completed compressors having a compressor in combination with some of these components as well as compressor assemblies operating in combination.
Excluded are refrigerant compressors used in refrigerating systems or heat pumps as defined in EN 378-1.

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


prEN 1012-3
40.98 Project deleted
Apr 9, 2010