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The safety requirements for bulk milk coolers on farms have been updated.

EN 13732:2022 specifies requirements for design, performance, safety and hygiene of refrigerated bulk milk coolers and the related methods of test.

This document deals with the significant hazards and hazardous situations related to bulk milk coolers on farm installed, used and maintained as intended by the manufacturer.

It applies to:

  • refrigerated bulk milk tanks with air-cooled condensing units and automatic control intended for installation on farms or at milk collection points
  • tanks for two milkings (24 h), four milkings (48 h) and six milkings (72 h), in which the cooling takes place totally (non-pre-cooled milk) or partially (in case of pre-cooled milk) within the tank
  • tanks in combination with a continuous system of milking (e.g. milking with robot).

This standard does not cover:

  • mobile tanks
  • tanks intended to be tilted for drainage
  • equipment for delivering the milk to the tank
  • equipment for pre-cooling of the milk
  • the hazards due to the use of other energy than electrical energy
  • pressure aspect of vacuum tanks (tank of which the inner vessel is designed to operate at a pressure below atmospheric pressure)
  • calibration requirements for the measurement of the milk volume.

This document is not applicable to bulk milk coolers on farms which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.

 

Title:
EN 13732:2022 Food processing machinery - Bulk milk coolers on farms - Requirements for performance, safety and hygiene

Date of Availability: 06.07.2022

Previous version harmonised under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC:
EN 13732:2013 Food processing machinery - Bulk milk coolers on farms - Requirements for performance, safety and hygiene

More information here:
CEN website: EN 13732:2022

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