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prБДС EN ISO 4529:2021

Safety of machinery - Secondary steelmaking - Machinery and equipment for treatment of liquid steel

General information

30.99     Dec 21, 2021

40.20    Feb 10, 2022



European Standard



This Standard:
 specifies the general safety requirements for secondary steelmaking machinery and equipment (SSME) as defined in 3.1 to treat liquid steel.
 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events pertinent to SSME, when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer, but also includes foreseeable misuse, faults and malfunctions.
 specifies the requirements to ensure the safety of persons which are to be met during the design, pre-assembly, transport, sites assembly, commissioning, operation, maintenance, decommissioning and dismantling/ disassembling of the equipment.
 assumes that SSME are operated and maintained by adequately trained and competent personnel. Manual intervention for setting, adjustment and maintenance is accepted as part of the normal use of the equipment.
This Standard applies to SSME involved in the treatment process of liquid steel under vacuum or atmospheric pressure and covers:
 LF, Ladle furnace,
 VD, Vacuum degassing,
 VOD, Vacuum oxygen decarburization,
 RH (OB), Ruhrstahl Heraeus (oxygen blowing),
 process related interfaces/interactions (e.g., according to design, controls) to
o process media,
o primary and secondary gas cleaning plant,
o material handling systems,
o transfer cars for steel ladle, and
o crane and ladle.
NOTE1 Due to the variety of secondary metallurgical processes, there are other variants (e.g., VODC – vacuum oxygen decarburization converter, CAS, CAS - OB) in addition to the main processes discussed in this document. Most countries require that applicable safety requirements, specific to this equipment be implemented.
This Standard does not cover safety requirements for the following equipment:
 cranes;
 transfer cars, e.g. ladle transfer cars, tank cars, maintenance cars;
 fork lift trucks or other transporting equipment;
 ladles;
 equipment for relining and preheating in the relining area;
 burners according to ISO 13577-2 (the burner lances for RH vessels are covered by ISO 13577-2 except for maximum main burner ignition time, see
 cleaning and treatment of dust and fume exhaust systems.
 process media (e.g. air separation, boiler house, steam generation system),
 material handling systems.
NOTE 2 Significant hazards and hazardous situations due to transporting/positioning of heavy components, e. g., by cranes (e. g., ladles, vessels, covers) are considered in this standard (see 5.2.3).
This document is not applicable to SSME and associated equipment manufactured before the date of its publication.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


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)


Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)

Life cycle


БДС EN 14677:2008


prБДС EN ISO 4529:2021
30.99 CD approved for registration as DIS
Dec 21, 2021

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Adopted from prEN ISO 4529