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Thursday, April 22, 2010

EMC Directive requirements

EMC Directive Compliance

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The EMC Directive applies to all electronic or electrical products liable to cause or be disturbed by an electromagnetic disturbance. As a result a large number of manufacturers in the electronics or electrical industries need to ensure that their products are compliant with the requirements of the Directive and be able to demonstrate that this is the case in order to affix a valid CE Marking to them.

EMC Directive Guidance from Technology International

With multiple methods available for demonstrating conformity and complex technical requirements it can often be confusing for manufacturers trying to ensure their products meet the EMC Directive. Technology International provides advice and guidance that eliminates confusion. Our consultant EMC engineers have a detailed understanding of both the Directive and the Standards. They can assess an individual client’s needs and provide impartial advice on the most appropriate compliance solutions that will allow them to affix a valid CE Marking for the EMC Directive to their products.

EMC Directive Compliance Support from Technology International

No matter what method for demonstrating conformity a manufacturer chooses, Technology International can provide direct support to the EMC Directive compliance process. The services offered by the Technology International Group include:

  • Product Compliance Reviews to ensure that a product meets all essential requirements prior to testing or assessment
  • EMC Testing, including identifying test requirements, preparing test plans and arranging or undertaking cost effective testing
  • Preparation of documentation to provide evidence to support a claim of compliance
  • Advice on statutory obligations, handling design changes and other requirements for maintaining a valid CE Marking

The EMC Directive Compliance solutions offered by Technology International are scaleable. Customers can choose which aspects of the compliance process they require support for, allowing them to maintain full control of their costs. From simple technical advice to full EMC Directive compliance support, Technology International offers solutions to meet the needs of any company.

Technology International EMC Directive Notified Body Services

When the new EMC Directive came into force in July 2007 'Competent Body' appointments ceased to exist. In their place Notified Bodies were appointed, bringing the EMC Directive into line with other New Approach Directives such as the Machinery or Low Voltage Directives. With the Notified Body status there is no longer a mandatory requirement for the assessment of Technical Files.

To assist manufacturers with the changes in legislation Technology International has developed a number of new European Compliance services to ensure their products and systems fully comply with the new Directive.

Some manufacturers may still wish or need to have Technical Files assessed by a Notified Body. This could be because the practical issues prevented products or systems being tested to a full set of standards and a positive Notified Body assessment of a Technical File would provide additional confidence to a claim of comformity to the EMC Directive. Alternatively purchasers may make an assessment by a Notified Body a contractual requirement to ensure that they receive a product or system that is fully compliant with the EMC Directive. Finally, some regulatory bodies for industries where safety is of paramount importance, such as railways or nuclear power generation, may make Notified Body assessments mandatory.

Technology International has been appointed by the UK Government as a Notified Body for the EMC Directive. Under the terms of this appointment Technology International are able to conduct reviews of Technical Files and provide manufacturers with formal assessments of their evidence of conformity to the EMC Directive.

Technology International's Notified Body assessment procedure is fast, efficient and cost effective. Assessments can be conducted on behalf of any company, both inside and outside the EU, and the results are accepted throughout the European Union.

Contact Us

To take advantage of Technology International's EMC Directive Compliance expertise and services, or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our sales team using either the enquiry form or the telephone numbers provided. Details of both can be found by following thislink.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

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All electric devices or installations influence each other when interconnected or close to each other. Sometimes you observe interference between your TV set, your GSM handset, your radio and nearby washing machine or electrical power lines.

The purpose of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is to keep all those side effects under reasonable control. EMC designates all the existing and future techniques and technologies for reducing disturbance and enhancing immunity.

The main objective of the Directive 2004/108/EC pdf

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of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 15 December 2004, on the approximation of the Laws of Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is thus to regulate the compatibility of equipment regarding EMC:

  • equipment (apparatus and fixed installations) needs to comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service;
  • the application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility for the competent authorities of Member States to impose measures if non-compliance is established.

The EMC Directive first limits electromagnetic emissions of equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions when used as intended.


Guide for EMC Directive
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