EMC Testing

Meeting the requirements of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive, 2014/30/EU, is an essential part of the CE Marking process.

EMC ensures that an electronic product does not adversely affect, or be affected by other products in the same environment. It also aims to protect electronic communications, for example from broadcast radio and TV, the emergency services and mobile phone operators.

York EMC Services (YES) offers a comprehensive range EMC testing services that enables manufacturers to demonstrate compliance to the latest International (IEC), European (EN) and National (BS) standards for CE Marking and other global compliance certifications.

Our EMC Services Encompass

  • Regulatory compliance advice
  • Pre-compliance, compliance and fully accredited Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing
  • On-going compliance assessments (health checks)
  • EMC design evaluation including post-test failure practical advice
  • Design solutions

Our three test laboratories located near Bristol, Leeds and in Grangemouth have a wealth of EMC testing experience focused on delivering efficient and cost-effective solutions to industry. YES laboratories are

  • Accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025
  • FCC listed laboratories for the US market
  • Listed facility for the Canadian market
  • VCCI listed for the Japanese market

For testing in the built environment, for example electromagnetic site surveys, or assessment of large equipment, on-site testing can be performed.

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 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 requirements.

Common EMC testing includes

Emissions

  • Radiated emissions
  • Conducted emissions
  • Harmonic emissions
  • Flicker

Immunity

  • Radiated immunity
  • Conducted Radio Frequency immunity
  • Immunity to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Immunity to Electrical Fast Transient/Burst (EFTB)
  • Surge immunity
  • Immunity to Voltage Dips and Interruptions (VDI)
  • Immunity to magnetic fields

The New EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

The New EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, came into force on 20th April 2016 with no transition period. Compliance with the new EMC directive is an essential part of the CE marking process. The provisions in the new directive have an effect not just on manufacturers but also authorised representatives, importers and distributors in the EU.

Need to know more?

To ensure that you and your company fully understand the implications of 2014/30/EU you may wish to watch our e-learning module “Implications of the New EMC Directive”. For details or to watch a preview, click here.

For a more expansive explanation of the EMC Directive and Technical Documentation, attend our one day training course entitled “The EMC Directive Explained“.

To view the EMC Directive, visit our Standards and Directives page which can be found here.