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This part of IEC 60974 specifies safety and construction requirements for TORCHES used for arc welding and allied processes. This document is applicable to MANUAL, MECHANICALLY GUIDED, AIR-COOLED, LIQUID-COOLED, MOTORIZED, SPOOL-ON and FUME EXTRACTION TORCHES.

In this document, a TORCH consists of the TORCH BODY, the CABLE-HOSE ASSEMBLY and other components.

This document is also applicable to a CABLE-HOSE ASSEMBLY connected between a power source and ancillary equipment.

This document is not applicable to electrode holders for manual metal arc welding or air-arc cutting/gouging.

NOTE 1 Typical allied processes are electric arc cutting and arc spraying.

NOTE 2 Other components are listed in Table A.1.

NOTE 3 In this document, all procedures and requirements are the same for "TORCHES" and "GUNS". For convenience, the term "TORCH" is used in the following text.

Cross References:
IEC 60529
IEC 60695-11-10
EN 60695-11-10
EN ISO 21904-3:2018
EN IEC 60974-1:2018
ISO 21904-3:2018
IEC 60974-1:2017
EN 60974-2
IEC 60974-2
IEC 60050-851:2008

All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document.

Document History

  1. BS EN IEC 60974-7:2019


    Arc welding equipment-Torches

    • Most Recent
  2. BS EN 60974-7:2013

    Arc welding equipment-Torches

    • Historical Version
  3. BS 10/30215734 DC

    BS EN 60974-7. Arc welding equipment. Part 7. Torches

    • Historical Version
  4. BS EN 60974-7:2005

    Arc welding equipment-Torches

    • Historical Version
  5. BS EN 60974-7:2000

    Arc welding equipment-Torches

    • Historical Version
  6. BS EN 50192:1996

    Arc welding equipment. Plasma cutting systems for manual use

    • Historical Version
  7. BS EN 50078:1994

    Torches and guns for arc welding

    • Historical Version