BS EN 60683:2012 - Industrial electroheating equipment. Test methods for submerged-arc furnaces

BS EN 60683:2012

Industrial electroheating equipment. Test methods for submerged-arc furnaces

Status : Current   Published : February 2012



IEC 60683:2011 specifies test procedures, conditions and methods according to which the main parameters and the main operational characteristics of a submerged-arc furnace (SAF) with rated electrical power levels above 500 kVA are established. This standard is applicable to SAF with one or more electrodes. In order to determine further technical or economic assessments, additional tests may be necessary. Tests for some special equipment for semiconductor converter controlled furnaces, such as controlled rectifiers or controlled a.c. converters, are covered by IEC 60146-1-1. This second edition cancels and replaces the previous edition published in 1980 and constitutes a technical revision. Significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:

- Clause 1 (Scope and object) - the types of furnaces covered by this standard are more clearly defined.

- Clause 2 (Normative references) and Clause 3 (Terms and definitions) have been updated and completed.

- A new Clause 4 (Features of the SAF sytem) has been added; it mainly concentrates on the tests necessary for high voltage/high current electrical equipment in the installation.

- Clause 5 (Tests and general conditions) and Clause 6 (Technical tests) have been modified according to today's requirements for safe operation of a SAF.

Standard NumberBS EN 60683:2012
TitleIndustrial electroheating equipment. Test methods for submerged-arc furnaces
Publication Date29 February 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60519-1:2010, EN 60398, EN 60519-1:2011, IEC 60519-4, EN 60519-4, IEC 60398
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050, IEC 60146-1-1:2009
ReplacesBS 7686:1993, IEC 60683:1980
International RelationshipsEN 60683:2012,IEC 60683:2011
Draft Superseded By10/30230737 DC
DescriptorsControl systems, Metallurgical furnaces, Definitions, Electrical equipment, Power factor, Cooling systems, Electrical measurement, Electrical insulation, Industrial, Cooling, Electricity consumption, Formulae (mathematics), Wear tests, Testing conditions, Heating equipment, Furnaces, Electric furnaces, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Electrodes, Arc furnaces
Title in FrenchChauffage électrique industriel. Méthodes d'essai des fours à arc submergé
Title in GermanIndustrielle Elektrowärmeanlagen. Prüfverfahren für Lichtbogen- Reduktionsöfen
ISBN978 0 580 72081 9
File Size1.094 MB

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