BS EN 60974-11:2010 - Arc welding equipment. Electrode holders – BSI British Standards

BS EN 60974-11:2010

Arc welding equipment. Electrode holders

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : November 2010



BS EN 60974-11:2010 Arc welding equipment. Electrode holders

BS EN 60974-11 is applicable to electrode holders for manual metal arc welding with electrodes up to 10 mm in diameter.

It is not applicable to electrode holders for underwater welding.

BS EN 60974-11 specifies safety and performance requirements of electrode holders.

Contents of BS EN 60974-11:

2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Environmental conditions
5 Type tests
5.1 Test conditions
5.2 Tests sequence
6 Designation
7 Operation
8 Protection against electric shock
8.1 Protection against direct contact
8.2 Insulation resistance
8.3 Dielectric strength
9 Thermal rating
9.1 Temperature rise
9.2 Resistance to heat
9.3 Resistance to hot objects
10 Mechanical requirements
10.1 Welding cable entry
10.2 Penetration of the welding cable insulation
10.3 Welding cable connection
10.4 Impact resistance
11 Marking
12 Instructions for use
Figure 1 – Arrangement for the temperature rise test
Figure 2 – Device for testing the resistance to hot objects
Figure 3 – Device for the pendulum swing test
Table 1 – Dimensional requirements for the electrode holder


Standard NumberBS EN 60974-11:2010
TitleArc welding equipment. Electrode holders
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 November 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60529, EN 60529, BS EN IEC 60974-1:2018, EN IEC 60974-1:2018, IEC 60974-1:2017, IEC 60050-151
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 60974-11:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60974-11:2010,IEC 60974-11:2010
Draft Superseded By08/30183388 DC
DescriptorsPull-out tests, Temperature rise, Electrical safety, Arc welding, Type testing, Metal-arc welding, Electrical testing, Rated current, Welding electrodes, Arc-welding equipment, Marking, Manually-operated devices, Dielectric-strength tests, Holding devices, Dimensional tolerances, Thermal testing, Instructions for use, Fire tests, Welding equipment, Performance, Impact testing, Designations, Flammability, Welding
Title in FrenchMatériel de soudage à l'arc. Porte-électrodes
Title in GermanLichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen. Elektrodenhalter
ISBN978 0 580 63346 1
File Size1.057 MB

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