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This European Standard applies for plant (containing machinery and equipment) used in the process of continuous casting of liquid steel (hereafter referred to as continuous casting machine, CCM) as defined in 3.1 and illustrated in Annex B. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to machinery and equipment for the continuous casting of steel, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). This European Standard specifies the safety requirements to be met during design, assembly, transport, commissioning, operation, maintenance (as described in Clause 5) and decommissioning of the equipment. This European Standard assumes that the machinery and equipment of the plant is operated and maintained by adequately trained and competent personnel (see 7.4). Manual intervention for setting, adjustment and maintenance is accepted as part of the intended use of the plant. This European Standard assumes that the machinery is used with adequate workplace lighting conforming to EN 12464-1. NOTE Local regulations regarding lighting should be considered and could differ from requirements of EN 12464-1. This European Standard applies to:CCM for the transformation of molten liquid steel into solid products in sections (e.g. square, rectangular, beam blank, circular)
- from the point where overhead cranes or other transport systems deposit ladles (e.g. in a ladle turret or ladle car);
- via casting process;
- via cutting equipment;
- to the run-out-area where the cut product is collected. This European Standard does not cover safety requirements for:
- auxiliary plants (e.g. water treatment, refractory handling);
- winches and hoists;
- conveyors or handling systems.
This European Standard is not applicable to CCM, manufactured before the date of publication of this standard by CEN.