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Reference EN 60974-8:2009
Title Arc welding equipment - Part 8: Gas consoles for welding and plasma cutting systems
Project Number 21856
Abstract/Scope IEC 60974-8:2009 specifies safety and performance requirements for gas consoles intended to be used with combustible gases or oxygen. These gas consoles are designed to supply gases for use in arc welding, plasma cutting, gouging and allied processes in non-explosive atmospheres. The significant changes with respect to the previous edition are the following: - removal of intrinsically safe design; - introduction of gas mixing function; - new informative rating plate layout; - induced changes due to publication of IEC 60974-1, edition 3.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-03-18
Current Stage code deadline 2009-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 26
Reference Document IEC 60974-8:2009 (EQV)
ICS 25.160 - Welding, brazing and soldering
Keywords Welding; Arc welding; Gas console
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-03-18 2009-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-03-01 2009-05-01  
5060 2008-12-19 2009-01-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-05-02 2008-10-03  
1090 2008-04-29 2008-05-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-03-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-03-01


Supersedes EN 60974-8:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-151:2001
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60974-1:2005

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