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Reference EN 60676:2012
Title Industrial electroheating equipment - Test methods for direct arc furnaces
Project Number 23211
Abstract/Scope IEC 60676:2011 specifies test procedures, conditions and methods according to which the main parameters and the main operational characteristics of electric arc furnaces (EAF) operated either with alternating current (EAFac) or with direct current (EAFdc) with a capacity above 500 kg/heat are established. This third edition cancels and replaces the previous edition published in 2002 and constitutes a technical revision. Significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - Clause 1 (Scope and object) - types of furnaces are more clearly defined. - Clause 2 (Normative references) and Clause 3 (Terms and definitions) have been updated and completed. - New Clause 4 (Features of the EAFsystem) has been added; it mainly concentrates on the tests necessary for high-voltage / high-current electrical equipment in the installation. - Clause 5 (Type of tests and general conditions of their performance) and Clause 6 (Technical tests) have been modified according to today's requirements for safe operation of an EAF.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-02-03
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 27
Reference Document IEC 60676:2011 (EQV)
ICS 25.180.10 - Electric furnaces
Keywords Electroheating; Industrial; Furnace; Direct arc furnace; Test method
Note Supersedes EN 60676:2002 * 2011-11-24: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-02-03 2012-09-13 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2011-12-13 2012-01-10  
5060 2011-09-26 2011-10-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-22 2011-09-23  
3090 2011-04-29 2011-08-31  
5060 2011-04-18 2011-05-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-12 2011-04-15  
1090 2010-11-09 2010-11-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-02-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-12-13


Supersedes EN 60676:2002
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60398:1999
EN 60519-1
EN 60519-4

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