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Reference EN 60404-2:1998/A1:2008
Title Magnetic materials - Part 2: Methods of measurement of the magnetic properties of electrical steel strip and sheet by means of an Epstein frame
Project Number 21166
Abstract/Scope Applies to grain oriented and non-oriented electrical sheet and strip for a.c. measurements of magnetic properities at frequencies up to 400 Hz and for d.c. magnetic measurements. Defines the general principles and the technical details of the measurement of the magnetic properties of electrical steel sheet and strip by means of an Epstein frame. The a.c. magnetic characteristics are determined for sinusoidal induced voltages, for specified peak values of magnetic polarization and for a specified frequency.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-07-11
Current Stage code deadline 2009-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 68
Reference Document IEC 60404-2:1996/A1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
29.030 - Magnetic materials
Keywords Magnetic materials; Electrical steel sheet and strip; Epstein frame; Measurement
Note Corrigendum to A1 issued October 2008
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5060 2007-08-06 2007-08-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-03-02 2007-08-03  
1090 2007-02-26 2007-08-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-07-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-06-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-221:1990
EN 60404-4:1997
IEC 60404-8-3:2005
IEC 60404-8-4:1998
IEC 60404-8-7:2008
IEC 60404-10:1988
EN 60404-13:2007

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