Recent Standard Update: IEC TS 62996:2017, Industrial Electroheating and Electromagnetic Processing Equipment – Touch Currents


The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC TS 62996:2017. This technical specification pertains to Industrial electroheating and electromagnetic processing equipment – Requirements on touch currents, voltages and electric fields from 1 kHz to 6 MHz; and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC TS 62996:2017 addresses the safety assessments in the frequency range between 1 kHz and 6 MHz and provides limits for touch and touch currents for industrial installations or equipment for electroheating (EH) and electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM).

Indirect contact by capacitive currents to parts of an earthed human body in an open space are also included, since the current is then distributed analogously in the part of the body and differs from cases of induced electric shock.”

*Description from the IEC Website.

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