Arc welding equipment - Part 4: In-service inspection and testing

Specifies test procedures for in-service inspection and, after repair, to ensure electrical safety. These test procedures are also applicable for maintenance. Is applicable to power sources together with ancillary equipment for arc welding, cutting and allied processes built in conformity with IEC 60974-1.

Lichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen - Teil 4: Inspektion und Prüfung während des Betriebes

Matériel de soudage à l'arc - Partie 4: Inspection et essai en service

Spécifie les procédures d'essai pour l'inspection en service et après réparation afin de garantir la sécurité électrique. Ces procédures d'essai s'appliquent également à la maintenance. S'applique aux sources de courant ainsi que leurs équipements auxiliaires pour le soudage à l'arc, le coupage et les techniques connexes construits conformément à la CEI 60974-1.

Oprema za obločno varjenje - 4. del: Pregledi in preskusi v delovanju (IEC 60974-4:2006)

General Information

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Withdrawn
Publication Date
06-Feb-2007
Technical Committee
Drafting Committee
Parallel Committee
Current Stage
6060 - Document made available
Due Date
07-Feb-2007
Completion Date
07-Feb-2007

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 60974-4:2007
01-oktober-2007

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Arc welding equipment -- Part 4: In-service inspection and testing
Lichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen - Teil 4: Besichtigung und Prüfung während des
Betriebes
Matériel de soudage a l'arc -- Partie 4: Inspection et essai en service
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60974-4:2007
ICS:
25.160.30 Varilna oprema Welding equipment
SIST EN 60974-4:2007 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60974-4
NORME EUROPÉENNE
February 2007
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 25.160
English version
Arc welding equipment -
Part 4: In-service inspection and testing
(IEC 60974-4:2006)
Matériel de soudage à l'arc - Lichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen -
Partie 4: Inspection et essai en service Teil 4: Instandhaltung und Prüfung
(CEI 60974-4:2006) (IEC 60974-4:2006)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2006-12-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

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Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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© 2007 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 60974-4:2007 E
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EN 60974-4:2007 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 26/340/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 60974-4, prepared by IEC TC 26, Electric

welding, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and was approved by CENELEC as

EN 60974-4 on 2006-12-01.
This standard is to be used in conjunction with EN 60974-1.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2007-09-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
(dow) 2009-12-01
with the EN have to be withdrawn

This European Standard covers the essential requirements given in Article 4 of Council Directive

89/655/EEC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by

workers at work, as amended by Directive 95/63/EC.
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60974-4:2006 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.
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- 3 - EN 60974-4:2007
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60050-151 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - -
(IEV) -
Part 151: Electrical and magnetic devices
IEC 60050-195 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - -
(IEV) -
Chapter 195: Earthing and protection against
electric shock
IEC 60050-851 - International electrotechnical vocabulary - -
(IEV) -
Chapter 851: Electric welding
1) 2)
IEC 60974-1 - Arc welding equipment - EN 60974-1 2005
Part 1: Welding power sources
IEC 61557-4 - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution - -
systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. -
Equipment for testing, measuring or
monitoring of protective measures -
Part 4: Resistance of earth connection and
equipotential bonding
Undated reference.
Valid edition at date of issue.
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NORME CEI
INTERNATIONALE
IEC
60974-4
INTERNATIONAL
Première édition
STANDARD
First edition
2006-10
Matériel de soudage à l’arc –
Partie 4:
Inspection et essai en service
Arc welding equipment –
Part 4:
In-service inspection and testing
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60974-4 © IEC:2006 – 3 –
CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................5

1 Scope...............................................................................................................................9

2 Normative references .......................................................................................................9

3 Terms and definitions .......................................................................................................9

4 General requirements .....................................................................................................11

4.1 Qualification of test personnel ...............................................................................11

4.2 Test conditions......................................................................................................11

4.3 Measuring instruments ..........................................................................................11

4.4 Periodic inspection and test...................................................................................11

4.5 Maintenance..........................................................................................................11

4.6 Repair ...................................................................................................................11

4.7 Test sequence.......................................................................................................11

5 Protection against electrical shock..................................................................................13

5.1 Visual inspection ...................................................................................................13

5.2 Continuity of the protective circuit..........................................................................13

5.3 Insulation resistance .............................................................................................15

5.4 Welding circuit leakage current..............................................................................15

5.5 Primary leakage current ........................................................................................17

5.6 No-load voltage (U )..............................................................................................19

6 Functional test................................................................................................................21

6.1 Function ................................................................................................................21

6.2 Supply-circuit on/off switching device ....................................................................21

6.3 Voltage-reducing device ........................................................................................21

6.4 Magnetic gas valve................................................................................................23

6.5 Signal and control lamps .......................................................................................23

7 Documentation ...............................................................................................................23

7.1 Test report ............................................................................................................23

7.2 Labelling ...............................................................................................................23

Annex A (informative) Check-list for the visual inspection ....................................................25

Annex B (informative) Example of a test report after repair ..................................................27

Annex C (informative) Equipment not built in accordance with IEC 60974-1.........................29

Figure 1 – Measurement of leakage current of welding circuit ...............................................15

Figure 2 – Measuring network for primary leakage current ....................................................17

Figure 3 – Principles of primary leakage current measurement for single phase equipment .19

Figure 4 – Measurement of peak values................................................................................21

Table 1 – Test sequence on used arc welding equipment .....................................................13

Table 2 – Insulation resistance .............................................................................................15

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60974-4 © IEC:2006 – 5 –
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT –
Part 4: In-service inspection and testing
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

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with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by

agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an international

consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all

interested IEC National Committees.

3) IEC Publications have the form of recommendations for international use and are accepted by IEC National

Committees in that sense. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the technical content of IEC

Publications is accurate, IEC cannot be held responsible for the way in which they are used or for any

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4) In order to promote international uniformity, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC Publications

transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional publications. Any divergence

between any IEC Publication and the corresponding national or regional publication shall be clearly indicated in

the latter.

5) IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any

equipment declared to be in conformity with an IEC Publication.

6) All users should ensure that they have the latest edition of this publication.

7) No liability shall attach to IEC or its directors, employees, servants or agents including individual experts and

members of its technical committees and IEC National Committees for any personal injury, property damage or

other damage of any nature whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, or for costs (including legal fees) and

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8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60974-4 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 26:

Electric welding.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
26/340/FDIS 26/343/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The list of all the parts of the IEC 60974 series, under the general title Arc welding equipment,

can be found on the IEC website.
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60974-4 © IEC:2006 – 7 –

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in

the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be

• reconfirmed;
• withdrawn;
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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60974-4 © IEC:2006 – 9 –
ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT –
Part 4: In-service inspection and testing
1 Scope

This part of IEC 60974 specifies test procedures for in-service inspection and, after repair, to

ensure electrical safety. These test procedures are also applicable for maintenance.

This standard is applicable to power sources together with ancillary equipment for arc

welding, cutting and allied processes built in conformity with IEC 60974-1.

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

sources.
NOTE For a power source not built in accordance with IEC 60974-1, see Annex C.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

IEC 60050-151, International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) – Part 151: Electrical and

magnetic devices

IEC 60050-195, International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) – Part 195: Earthing and

protection against electric shock

IEC 60050-851, International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) – Chapter 851: Electric

welding
IEC 60974-1, Arc welding equipment – Part 1: Welding power sources

IEC 61557-4, Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1000 V a.c. and

1500 V d.c. – Equipment for testing, measur
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