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Machinery regulation recommendation

BELGIUM: Eurovent’s Evaporative Cooling Equipment product group (PG-CT) has released its third version of Recommendation 9/11–2023: Application of Machinery Safety Regulation for cooling towers. 

The Eurovent 9/11 Recommendation outlines the elements composed in machinery and their importance and is used as a guideline by the manufacturers of cooling towers, closed circuit coolers, condensers and thermal storage products. 

It gives a background of the machinery sector and its importance and provides a factor that, cooling towers, closed circuit coolers, condensers and thermal storage products shall be intended as partly completed machinery. The Recommendation also illustrates that manufacturers are not allowed to fix a CE marking on the above-mentioned products.

Laurent Petiot, chairperson of the Eurovent PG-CT, explained: “For almost two decades, our equipment have been considered as quasi machines. Indeed, these types of equipment are not self-operating units when they are delivered, and as such, they have to be integrated, connected and regulated in a whole process. As a consequence, they will be delivered with a Certificate of Incorporation instead of a CE Marking.“

The document can be downloaded free of charge in the Publications section on the Eurovent website.

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