BS EN 60974-6:2011 - Arc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment

BS EN 60974-6:2011

Arc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : February 2011 Replaced By : BS EN 60974-6:2016

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IEC 60974-6:2010 specifies safety and performance requirements applicable to limited duty arc welding and cutting power sources, and auxiliaries designed for use by laymen. Electrically powered equipment is intended to be connected to the single phase public low-voltage supply system. Engine driven power sources can not exceed output power of 7,5 kVA. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. The main significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are the following:

- extension of the scope;

- amendment of the title;

- touch current at fault condition (see 6.3.7);

- new definition of thermal requirements based two independent devices, one for thermal protection and one for thermal control (see 7.1);

- new definition for thermal performances at 20 °C (see 7.2);

- thermal safety requirements are based on operating temperature for normal condition and maximum temperature in overload condition (see 7.4);

- addition of abnormal operation test for thermal control device (see 10.4);

- new requirement for auxiliaries (see Clause 16);

- new rating plate definition (see Clause 17);

- introduction of new mandatory warning symbols (see, Box 17b) and 19.2);

- induced changes due to publication of IEC 60974-1:2005.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60974-1:2005


Standard NumberBS EN 60974-6:2011
TitleArc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date28 February 2011
Withdrawn Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 2503, IEC 61032:1997, EN 60974-10, EN 60974-11, EN 61032:1998, IEC 60974-1:2005, IEC 60974-5, EN 60974-1:2005, IEC 60974-11, IEC 60974-10, IEC 60529, EN 60974-5, EN 60974-7, IEC 60974-7, EN 60529
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60269-1, ISO 17846, IEC 61558-1:2009, NFPA 70, CSA C22.1, IEC 60127-1, HD 22.1 S4:2002, ISO 7000
Replaced ByBS EN 60974-6:2016
ReplacesBS EN 60974-6:2003
International RelationshipsEN 60974-6:2011,IEC 60974-6:2010
Draft Superseded By07/30164743 DC
DescriptorsSafety measures, Cut-out devices, Protected electrical equipment, Electrical safety, Domestic, Arc welding, Metal-arc welding, Electric power systems, Welding equipment, Ratings, Thermal testing, Arc-welding equipment, Welding, Electrical testing, Rated current
Title in FrenchMatériel de soudage à l'arc. Matériel à service limité
Title in GermanLichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen. Schweißstromquellen mit begrenzter Einschaltdauer
ISBN978 0 580 58765 8
File Size1.588 MB

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