This document defines the characteristics of batch drying tumblers and gives the usual test methods for these characteristics with regard to machine capacity, power consumption and productivity. It is applicable for use as a reference in the drafting of purchasing orders for batch drying tumblers whose net usable cage volume is 1 000 dm3 (litres) resp. 40 kg and above. In addition, it is recommended for determination of energy consumption and productivity according to Directive 2009/125 EC. Furthermore, the standard describes standard methods for measuring principal performance characteristics of professional tumble dryers. It does not cover safety requirements (see EN ISO 10472 4).