Compliance and Pre-Compliance EMC Testing
Most territories throughout the world require that your product has some form of EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) test evidence. Normally this is done by using a third party to test your product against harmonised standards.
In the EU and the UK, under CE and UKCA marking regulations most electronic/electrical products are required to comply with EMC directives/regulations.
What is ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)?
EMC testing ensures that your electrical and electronic products operate correctly and do not adversely affect, or are affected, by other products in the same EM environment.
Why is EMC Testing important?
All electronic devices have the potential to emit electromagnetic fields and their use in every-day life makes EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) increasingly important.
How we can help
Our well-established EMC testing services; along with our experienced engineers; can offer you EMC advice and on the spot solutions, providing a fast and efficient way to UKCA and CE mark with confidence to the latest International and European standards.
We offer a complete range of EMC testing services enabling you to demonstrate compliance to the latest UK, International and European standards for UKCA and CE Marking as well as other global certifications. We cater for the needs of a variety of market sectors including: Multimedia, Medical, Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Railway and Oil and Gas.
Our EMC testing services include:
- Compliance and fully accredited EMC testing
- Initial Assessment (Pre-compliance EMC testing)
- Development testing
- Highly experienced engineers with on-the-spot advice and solutions, to achieve and maintain compliance
- Multiple test chambers enabling short lead times and/or parallel EMC, Radio and Safety test programmes
- Design stage solutions & Regulatory compliance advice
- Gap analysis of test reports to new standards
- On-site Testing
Our laboratories are:
- UKAS accredited testing laboratories No. 2360 and 2667 to ISO 17025
- Accredited by the FCC for the US market (Registration No.293246)
- Listed facility for the Canadian market (5612A-1, 5612A-2, 5612A-3, 5612A-4)
- VCCI listed for the Japanese market (4065)
- Accredited for testing of products for Australia & New Zealand where the RCM mark can be applied
Where equipment is fixed, physically large or your site needs assessment, on-site testing can be performed at your premises by our engineers to the same high standard.
CE (Conformité Européenne) marking has been required for the sale of certain products within the European Union since 1985. The CE mark allows unrestricted trade and movement of goods within the European Union as it indicates that the product meets required standards and protection of the environment requirements. Complying and understanding the associated standards and directives can be complicated.
Similar to CE requirements, the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) mark is a product mark that will become mandatory for certain products being offered for sale in Great Britain. Complying and understanding the associated standards and regulations can be complicated.
EMC Directive / Regulations & Standards
We test to a wide range of International and European Standards including the Generic and Product Specific Standards.
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
Kiwa Electrical Compliance can test your products to ensure compliance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU).
Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations
Compliance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations will be required, however in most cases it will be possible to use CE marking until 31 December 2024. From 31 December 2024 the UKCA mark is to be used. A Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is also required to be drawn up to UK Radio Equipment Regulations.
Please refer to our UKAS schedule for details of specific standards for which we hold accreditation. In agreement with UKAS, we operate a Flexible Schedule of Accreditation which now makes it possible for us to add some standards directly to our UKAS schedule.
If the standard you require testing to is not currently on our UKAS schedule, please contact us so that we can assess your test requirements.
Examples of products covered by our EMC testing services:
- Information Technology Equipment
- Industrial Equipment
- Laboratory Equipment
- Gaming Machines
- Domestic Appliances
- Medical Products
- Multimedia Equipment
- Oil & Gas
If you need to demonstrate that a product is fully compliant with a test standard, then full UKAS accredited EMC compliance testing can be carried out by Kiwa Electrical Compliance.
We can also carry out pre-compliance testing, which is a quicker cost- effective set of cut down tests to help you to understand your products' likelihood of complying with the requirements. Pre-compliance testing is normally carried out at various stages in the product development cycle.
Get in touch to find out more.