European Union Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EC requires manufacturers and suppliers of equipment to comply with essential regulatory requirements before equipment is placed on the market or taken into service. Compliance prevents interference with radio reception for example and ensures adequate immunity of the electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic noise within the environment.
Equipment comprises Apparatus and Fixed Installations. Apparatus (electrical/electronic products within the scope of the EMC Directive) must carry CE marking.
Fixed Installations comprise particular combinations of permanently installed apparatus. Since 20 July 2007 there are legal EMC requirements for new or modified fixed installations such as appointing a Responsible Person to hold technical documentation and demonstrating the application of goodengineering practices.
The current EMC Directive 2014/30/EU transposed in April 2016 introduces new responsibilities for 'economic operators' ie manufacturers, importers and distributors to improve market surveillance. Notified Body operation was also revised.
Future changes to the EMC Directive are planned as a result of the ‘New Legislative Framework’ and these are discussed.
This course provides an overview of manufacturers and suppliers responsibilities and how they are discharged explaining the differing requirements for Apparatus and Fixed Installations and the compilation of Technical Documentation.
This course is intended for engineers, managers, owners, operators, maintainers with compliance responsibilities involved in the development or supply of electrical and electronic equipment or with construction and civil engineering projects within the European Union.
Ensure that equipment is legally placed on the market or taken into service to avoid potential penalties.
Ensure that electrical installations comply with legal requirements to avoid potential penalties. Achieve trouble free export of products within EU.
Avoid rejection of products by system integrators due to inadequate EMC performance or poor documentation.
Balance cost of compliance against risk on non- compliance.
Be able to satisfy enquiries by the Authorities in case of complaint/dispute.
Identify EMC responsibilities within fixed installations and to manage risk.
This course is presented by Pete Dorey BSc (Hons) CEng MIET of TÜV SÜD Product Service. Pete is a Senior Consultant and has worked in EMC since 1980. and is a Notified Body assessor under the EMC Directive 2014/30/EC.
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