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Electromagnetic compatibility – EMC


EMC testing is one of our most important services. A plan for verification of emission and immunity (susceptibility) properties is developed in co-opertion with the customer. This will take into account the characteristics of the equipment and the environment/application where the equipment will be used.

We can provide accredited third party testing according to both commercial and military EMC standards in both locations, – at Høvik and in Mandal.

We can also provide design/modification assistance if required. This is offered as a separate service to not mix third party testing with consultancy.

Electrical and electronic products with a risk for causing electromagnetic disturbances in their environment, must comply with the requirements of the ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Directive – 2014/30/EU – valid from April 20. 2016.

In order to ensure the safe use of equipment with hazards arising from electricity and electromagnetic radiation these products must comply with schemes requiring tests according to various standards.

The EMC directive requires products to be constructed so that they:

  • Do not cause excessive electromagnetic interference.
  • Are not unduly affected by electromagnetic interference.

Such interference may typical be radiated emission or conducted emission on power- and signal cables. Products are tested according to the relevant international standards to verify compliance with the requirements. The test results will together with other technical documentation form the basis for declaring conformity with the directive, and affixing the CE mark on the product.

With our four shielded test chambers (Oslo og Mandal) and additional test stations for conducted immunity we are able to test according to most relevant commercial and military standards. With dedicated EMC facilities we are able to offer a complete EMC service, and also test all other aspects of your products. Our facilities includes

  • Emission measurement systems: 20 Hz to 26 GHz
  • Radiated Immunity test systems: 10 kHz to 18 GHz
  • Transient immunity test  systems: burst, surge and ESD
  • Voltage variations immunity test systems

We also provide pre-compliance testing and facilities/assistance during development testing.

Commercial standards

Applica Test and Certification can provide accredited testing to the most relevant commercial EMC standards.

The list of standards include:

– IEC 60945 Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems

– IEC 60533Electrical and electronic installations in ships –Electromagnetic compatibility

– IEC 61000-6-x Generic emission and immunity stadards for industry and domestic environment

– IEC 61000-3-x and IEC 61000-4-x relevant basic standards for emissions and immunity.

– IEC 55032, IEC 55024 EMC standards for Multimedia equipment including ITE

– DNVGL-CG-0339  Environmental test specification for electrical, electronic and programmable equipment and systems and similar standards/requirements for other classification societies

– EN 54-2 and EN 54-4 EMC testing for Fire detection and alarm systems

– EN 50130-3 EMC testing of Burglar alarm equipment

Military standard EMC testing

Applica Test and Certification can provide accredited testing to MIL-STD 461 rev. G, F and E.

In addition we have performed military EMC testing according to standards as VG (German), DEF-STAN (UK ) and others.