An assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, with the appropriate machine actuators, control and power circuits, etc., joined together for a specific application, in particular for the processing, treatment, moving or packing of a material. The term machinery also covers an assembly of machines which, in order to achieve one and the same end, are arranged and controlled so that they function as an integral whole.

Source: Verification of Lifting Appliances for the Oil and Gas Industry, DNV-OSS-308, October 2010, Det Norske Veritas AS, Global Standards

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