BS EN 60404-1:2017 - Magnetic materials. Classification

BS EN 60404-1:2017

Magnetic materials. Classification

Status : Current, Under review   Published : February 2017



This part of IEC 60404 is intended to classify commercially available magnetic materials.

The term "magnetic materials" denotes substances where the application requires the existence of ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic properties.

In this document, the classification of magnetic materials is based upon the generally recognized existence of two main groups of products:

  • soft magnetic materials (coercivity ≤1 000 A/m);

  • hard magnetic materials (coercivity >1 000 A/m).

Within these main groups, the classification when appropriate recognizes the following characteristics:

  • the main alloying element and the metallurgical state and physical properties of the material;

  • when possible and convenient, the relationship between these characteristics is identified.

A classification by specific areas of application cannot be applied to all materials because different materials can very often be used for the same application depending on the characteristics required.

Standard NumberBS EN 60404-1:2017
TitleMagnetic materials. Classification
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date28 February 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60050-221, EN 60404-2, IEC 60404-8-1, EN 60404-6, ISO 4948-1, IEC 60404-8-8, IEC 60404-8-10, IEC 60401-3, IEC 60404-2, IEC 60404-8-9, IEC 60404-8-5, IEC 60404-8-4, IEC 60404-7, IEC 60404-8-6, IEC 60404-8-7, EN 60404-4, IEC 60404-6, EN 60404-8-1, IEC 60404-8-3, IEC 60404-10, EN 60401-3, IEC 60404-3, IEC 60404-4, EN 60404-8-6, IEC 60050-121, IEC 60050-151
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS IEC 60404-1:2000
International RelationshipsEN 60404-1:2017,IEC 60404-1:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30303121 DC
DescriptorsClassification systems, Ferrous alloys, Magnetic properties of materials, Magnetism, Alloys, Ferrous metals, Magnetic materials, Magnetization, Commercial, Physical properties of materials
Title in FrenchMatériaux magnétiques. Classification
Title in GermanMagnetische Werkstoffe. Klassifizierung
ISBN978 0 580 87029 3
File Size2.108 MB

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