This part of IEC 62822 applies to equipment for resistance welding and allied processes designed for occupational use by professionals and for use by laymen.
More generally, this document covers equipment for which the welding current flows in an electrical circuit whose geometry cannot be changed and regardless of the technology of the current generator (for example LF-AC, MF-DC for spot or seam welding or capacitive discharge used for stud welding).
NOTE 1 Allied processes as resistance hard and soft soldering or resistance heating achieved by means comparable to resistance welding equipment are included as well.
This document specifies procedures for the assessment of human exposure to magnetic fields produced by resistance welding equipment. It covers non-thermal biological effects in the frequency range from 0 Hz to 10 MHz and defines standardized test scenarios.
NOTE 2 The general term “field” is used throughout this document for “magnetic field”.
NOTE 3 For the assessment of exposure to electric fields and thermal effects, the methods specified in the Generic
Standard IEC 62311 or relevant basic standards apply.
This document aims to propose methods for providing EMF exposure data that can be used to assist in the assessment of the workplace, especially when the conditions of use of the equipment are not known. When these are technically constrained (for example, a double hand control imposes the position and posture of the user), the data can be directly exploitable if they fall within the scope specified by the manufacturer or the integrator.
Other standards can apply to products covered by this document. In particular this document cannot be used to demonstrate electromagnetic compatibility with other equipment. It does not specify any product safety requirements other than those specifically related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
This document proposed several methods to assess the exposure to EMF from simple to sophisticate. In return, the last is also the most precise.