EN15695 Certification EN15695 Standard From auditing to classification SNDC has the expertise and test facilities required to accurately assess the cabins of your agricultural vehicles and classify them according to European Standard EN15695. From an initial audit to trials in our test centre, SNDC will accompany you throughout the EN15695 certification process. SNDC's test methods for EN15695 certification SNDC boasts the test facilities (test chambers, optical sensors, etc.) to measure concentrations of harmful substances in the cabin of your tractor or other agricultural vehicle. This way, we can assess the efficiency of the cabin according to the 4 levels of protection defined by EN15695. Your certificate and test reports, provided by SNDC, will contain the efficiency of the cabin’s filtration and pressurisation system and measures of air flow and restriction. Measurements in our test chambers to establish a rating from class 1 to 4 In order to assess your cabin or vehicle, it will be positioned in a test chamber in order to measure concentrations in the air and evaluate the effectiveness of the cabin design. SNDC Filters SNDC designs custom filters that conform to Class 4 of EN15695. FAQ about EN15695 What is the objective of EN15695? European Standard EN15695 aims to improve protection for drivers of agricultural vehicles against harmful substances, such as dust, aerosols or vapours, when spraying or spreading. It is a means of assessing the levels of protection provided by the vehicle cabin. When did the standard enter into force? EN15695 entered into force in May 2010. How is this standard relevant for manufacturers of agricultural vehicles and machinery? In order to ensure that the driver is protected, the levels of protection provided by the cabin need to be measured in different working scenarios, such as spraying or spreading. Depending on the type of work being performed, the cabin will meet the criteria of one of the four categories defined by the standard. Do I need to inform my customer about the classification of the cabin installed on our vehicles? Any commercial documents must contain information regarding the classification of the cabin on your vehicle or machine. The cabin must also bear the corresponding marking for its category. Furthermore, the user manual must also contain information about the levels of protection provided by the cabin, how to correctly use any protection devices, required maintenance and any other measures that the user may take to reduce their exposure to harmful substances. What are the four categories defined by the standard? The four categories defined by the standard are: Category 1: the cabin provides no protection. Category 2: the cabin protects the driver against dust only and does not protect against aerosols or vapours. Category 3: the cabin protects the driver against dust and aerosols but not against vapours. Category 4: the cabin protects the driver against dust, aerosols and vapours. What equipment does the cabin require for each category? Aside from a ventilation, heating and air conditioning system, the cabin must be equipped with the following additional equipment according to each category: Category 2: the cabin must be equipped with a pressurisation system and a fresh air dust filter installed in such a way that unfiltered air cannot enter the cabin. The driver must be able to replace the filter according to the usage and maintenance manuals. Category 3: the cabin must be equipped with a pressurisation system, a fresh air dust filter and an aerosol filter, installed in such a way that unfiltered air cannot enter the cabin. The driver must be able to replace the filters. Category 4: the cabin must be equipped with a pressurisation system and fresh air filtration system for dust, aerosols and vapours, installed in such a way that unfiltered air cannot enter the cabin. The driver must be able to replace the filters. Does the cabin's performance need to be assessed? Depending on the category, the cabin must meet the following test performance criteria: Category 2: the pressurisation system must be able to achieve an airflow of at least 30 m3/h of fresh air and an overpressure of 20 Pa if the cabin is fitted with a pressure indicator and 50 Pa if it is not fitted with a pressure indicator. The fresh air filtration system must be installed in such a way that unfiltered air cannot enter the cabin. Category 3: the same as Category 2, but the filtration of P-R type aerosols must meet the minimum levels as defined by European Standard EN14387 and a performance evaluation must be carried out on the cabin. Category 4: the same as Category 3, but the filtration of A-type vapours must meet the minimum levels as defined by European Standard EN14387.