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What is Enclosed Equipment?

What is Enclosed Equipment?

The term derives from European Standard EN12921, which defines cleaning equipment suitable for use with non-flammable solvents. Within the six equipment types identified within the standard, Types II, and III are termed 'enclosed' and relate to machines where a conventional solvent cleaning process is contained within an enclosure that isolates the process from the machine operator. Enclosed machines offer a higher level of process containment than traditional, open-topped equipment (defined as Type I in the standard) but a slightly lower level of containment than 'closed' machines (See Table below): 

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