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Reference EN 60974-3:2014
Title Arc welding equipment - Part 3: Arc striking and stabilizing devices
Project Number 24358
Abstract/Scope IEC 60974-3:2013 specifies safety requirements for industrial and professional arc striking and arc stabilizing devices used in arc welding and allied processes. This part of IEC 60974 is applicable to stand-alone units which may be connected to a separate welding power source or one where the welding power source and the arc striking and arc stabilizing device are housed in a single enclosure. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - changes induced by the publication of IEC 60974-1:2012.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-02-14
Current Stage code deadline 2014-09-30
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 26
Reference Document IEC 60974-3:2013 (EQV)
ICS 25.160 - Welding, brazing and soldering
Keywords Welding; Arc welding; Arc striking; Arc stabilizing
Note 2013-12-02 - Publication editing allocated to Supersedes EN 60974-3:2007 * To be read in conjunction with EN 60974-1:2012
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2014-02-14 2014-09-30 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-12-31 2014-01-28  
5060 2013-11-04 2013-11-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-08-30 2013-11-01  
3090 2013-08-27 2013-08-30  
5060 2013-01-07 2013-01-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-07-27 2013-01-04  
1090 2012-07-24 2012-07-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-12-31
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-02-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-03-31
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-09-30
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-12-31


Supersedes EN 60974-3:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60974-1:2012
EN 60974-7
EN 61140

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