NEMA Publishes Four Arc Welding Standards
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published four arc welding
standards in the ANSI/IEC 60974 series:
60974-2-2009 Arc Welding
Equipment—Part 2: Liquid Cooling Systems
60974-3-2009 Arc Welding
Equipment—Part 3: Arc Striking and Stabilizing Devices
60974-5-2009 Arc Welding
Equipment—Part 5: Wire Feeders
60974-8-2008 Arc Welding
Equipment—Part 8: Gas Consoles for Welding and Plasma Cutting
join ANSI/IEC 60974-1, which was published in April 2009. Each adopts an IEC
60974 document as an American National Standard and includes U.S. differences,
as identified by the NEMA-administered ANSI Accredited Standards Committee
of IEC 60974 parts 2, 3, 5, and 8 as American National Standards are important
for manufacturers in the arc welding and plasma cutting industry in that the
standards define the requirements of the U.S. market for liquid cooling systems,
arc striking and stabilizing devices, wire feeders, and gas consoles," said John
Freudenberg, W1 chair.
standards may be downloaded at no charge or hardcopies purchased through NEMA’s
website. Hardcopy prices and web pages for each standard are as
60974-2-2009, $56, http://www.nema.org/stds/60974-2.cfm
60974-3-2009, $56, http://www.nema.org/stds/60974-3.cfm
60974-5-2009, $56, http://www.nema.org/stds/60974-5.cfm
60974-8-2008, $64, http://www.nema.org/stds/60974-8.cfm
also be purchased by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.),
303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.
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