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Reference EN 50444:2008
Title Basic standard for the evaluation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from equipment for arc welding and allied processes
Project Number 15738
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to equipment for arc welding and allied processes designed for use in industrial or domestic environments, including welding power sources, wire feeders and ancillary equipment, e.g. torches, liquid cooling systems and arc striking and stabilising devices. NOTE Allied processes are for example electric arc cutting and arc spraying. This standard specifies procedures for assessment of electromagnetic fields produced by arc welding equipment and defines standardized operating conditions and test set-ups. This standard may be used as a basis to demonstrate compliance to national and international guidelines or requirements with regard to human exposure to EMF from arc welding equipment [1] [2]. Other standards may apply to products covered by this standard. In particular this standard can not be used to demonstrate electromagnetic compatibility with other equipment; nor does it specify any product safety requirements other than those specifically related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-02-13
Current Stage code deadline 2009-02-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-07-31


Mandate(s) M/305; M/351
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 26
Reference Document  
ICS 13.280 - Radiation protection
25.160.10 - Welding processes
Keywords Arc welding; EMF basic standard
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 50445
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-02-13 2009-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-02-01 2008-06-01  
5061 2007-11-28 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-09-10 2007-10-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-06 2007-09-07 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-05-09 2007-07-31  
4060 2007-01-24 2007-04-24 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-09-22 2007-01-19 export to doc file  EN
4093 2006-08-16 2006-10-30  
4060 2005-06-22 2005-12-22  
4020 2004-12-17 2005-06-17  
3099 2004-06-29 2004-11-29  
2020 2003-03-18 2003-09-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-02-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-02-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 50392:2004
EN 50445:2008
EN 60974-1:2005

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.