BS EN 60974-4:2016 - Arc welding equipment. Periodic inspection and testing

BS EN 60974-4:2016

Arc welding equipment. Periodic inspection and testing

Status : Current   Published : November 2016



This part of IEC 60974 specifies test procedures for periodic inspection and, after repair, to ensure electrical safety. These test procedures are also applicable for maintenance.

This standard is applicable to power sources for arc welding and allied processes designed in accordance with IEC 60974‑1 or IEC 60974‑6. Stand-alone ancillary equipment designed in accordance with other parts of IEC 60974 may be tested in accordance with relevant requirements of this part of IEC 60974.


The welding power source can be tested with any ancillary equipment fitted that can affect the test results.

This standard is not applicable to testing of new power sources or engine-driven power sources.


For a power source not built in accordance with IEC 60974‑1, see Annex C.

Standard NumberBS EN 60974-4:2016
TitleArc welding equipment. Periodic inspection and testing
Publication Date30 November 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61557-4, IEC 60974-6, EN 60974-1:2012, IEC 61140, IEC 60050-195, IEC 61557-4, IEC 60050-851, IEC 60974-1:2012, EN 61140, EN 60974-6, IEC 60050-151
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 60974-4:2011
International RelationshipsEN 60974-4:2016,IEC 60974-4:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30314461 DC
DescriptorsElectrical testing, Welding, Visual inspection (testing), Electrical safety, Electric power systems, Personnel, Arc-welding equipment, Arc welding, Repair, Welding equipment, Maintenance, Inspection
Title in FrenchMatériel de soudage à l'arc. Inspection et essais périodiques
Title in GermanLichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen. Wiederkehrende Inspektion und Prüfung
ISBN978 0 580 88315 6
File Size2.077 MB

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