Ensuring Confidence in EMC Measurements
Testing and calibration laboratories are accredited to the international standard ISO 17025 which has, as one of its central requirements, the need to “assure the quality of the result”. This can be achieved through appropriate use of calibration, validation and verification of test equipment and test set-ups.
This course aims to demonstrate how this can be achieved in a practical and cost effective manner and how it can be used to increase the overall confidence in the measurements made.
ISO 17025 also requires laboratories to produce uncertainty budgets for each accredited test. The course aims to dispel some of the myths of uncertainties and shows, practically, how relevant uncertainty budgets can be calculated.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | Six
Course Leader | Nick Wainwright
What is it about?
- This course aims to demonstrate how to assure the quality of results as required to be accredited to the international standard ISO 17025 can be achieved in a practical and cost effective manner and how it can be used to increase the overall confidence in the measurements made
- ISO 17025 also requires laboratories to produce uncertainty budgets for each accredited test. The course aims to dispel some of the myths of uncertainties and shows, practically, how relevant uncertainty budgets can be calculated
Who should attend?
- This course will be of particular benefit to engineers working in accredited laboratories, working in a laboratory aspiring to be accredited or those simply wishing to reduce the risk of invalid measurements being produced
- It will also be very relevant to engineers and managers who have the responsibility of constructing and maintaining uncertainty budgets in a laboratory performing EMC measurements
What will I achieve?
- Attendees of this course will learn and understand the principles of validation and verification and how these can be implemented in a practical way, using examples of methods already in use in York EMC Services’ UKAS accredited laboratories
- Attendees will also learn about the importance of measurement uncertainty and how to generate uncertainty budgets for EMC tests, based on CISPR 16-4-2, UKAS document Lab 34 and basic standards in the EN 61000-4-X series
- Understand how to increase measurement confidence
- Demonstrate practical implementations of validation and verification
- Understand measurement uncertainty and its application to EMC measurements
- Consider practical uncertainty budgets
- Opportunity to gain answers from knowledgeable staff who are performing the role on a day to day basis
- Six continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.