This European Standard covers all significant hazards as identified by risk assessment (see EN 1050), which are listed in clause 4 of this standard, relevant to centrifuges for processing edible oils and fats, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. It specifies safety and hygiene requirements for the design, manufacture, use, maintenance and cleaning of centrifugal machines. The normal operating methods are described in 3.2. This standard does not apply to machines using solvent extraction and ancillary machines (e.g. conveyors, hoppers, etc.). It is not applicable to basket centrifuges. This European Standard is applicable primarily to machines which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN.