EN 1953:1998+A1:2009

Atomising and spraying equipment for coating materials - Safety requirements EN 1953:1998+A1:2009

Publication date:   Feb 28, 2010

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 4, 2013


CEN/TC 271 Surface treatment equipment - Safety

European Norm

87.100   Paint coating equipment



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This European Standard applies to the design and construction of spraying equipment for both manual and automatic application of liquid, paste (semi-solid) and powder coating materials. The manual equipment is hand-held and the automatic equipment is operated by auxiliary signals and mounted either rigidly or onto automated devices such as robots, or reciprocating or rotary machines.
The coating material may be atomised by air, by airless, by airless with the assistance of air or mechanically by centrifugal force. With atomisation by centrifugal force, the atomised coating material may be assisted towards the workpiece by controlled air veils.
The atomising and spraying equipment may also be electrostatically supported.
This standard specifically refers to hazards created by or resulting from the use of atomising and spraying equipment, if it is used as determined and in accordance with the foreseeable conditions of the manufacturer (see clause 4).
Atomising and spraying equipment may be linked with supply systems, control circuits, spray booths and/or automated machinery, none of which are covered by the scope of this standard. This may result in the overlapping of some hazards or risks. Such hazards or risks should be taken into consideration when specifying and installing the atomising and spraying equipment.
Further topics for this standard are minimum user information:
- Operation manuals,
- Marking.
This standard excludes:
- Flocking machines;
- Equipment related to the atomising and spraying of foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals;
- Artists airbrushes;
- Machinery for the supply and/or circulation of coating materials under pressure;
- Automated devices such as robots, reciprocating or rotary machines.
This standard applies to equipment constructed after the date of issue of this standard.

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 1953:1998+A1:2009
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Sep 4, 2013


EN 1953:2013