Overview EMC Standards And Regulations

Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing (EMC) was developed to ensure that electric or electronic devices do not emit excessive electromagnetic interference (radiated and conducted emissions) and that devices function as intended when exposed to several other electromagnetic phenomena.

How do you know whether your electric or electronic equipment fulfills the relevant EMC regulations in Australia?

International EMC Standards and Directives exist to regulate the electromagnetic emissions from devices and equipment and to ensure the immunity of such equipment from electronic interference.

EMC Testing ensures that your equipment adheres to the requirements of current EMC standards.

What is EMC Testing?

In almost every market across the world, electronic and electrical products are regulated for EMC compatibility.

All electronic devices or installations have an influence on each other when interconnected or placed in close proximity to each other.

For example, interference can occur between a radio or TV signal and nearby equipment such as a washing machine or even an overhead power line.

Similarly, elements in vehicles that are managed electronically can malfunction due to interference. For this reason, it is important that these products are evaluated for functional safety and quality with the help of EMC Testing.

EMC Standards and Regulations

If you manufacture or import electronic or electric products or equipment, it is essential to know that those products are compatible with other equipment.

EMC Standards and Directives help in this regard as they set out the rules for all systems that use electricity – from high voltage installations to battery-operated products have been introduced by governments all over the world.

Directive 2004/108/EC has been devised to ensure limited amounts of RF interference is created by electric and electronic equipment so that other, nearby equipment will not be unduly affected.

EMC Testing and certification demonstrates to customers that your products fulfil these requirements.

All battery-powered devices fall under the scope of EMC standards and must comply with EMC regulations. All 3-phase equipment must also comply with EMC standards.

There is no requirement to send a Declaration of Conformity to the ACMA but it should be kept with all other supporting documents that claim your products comply with the relevant EMC standards.

RF Shielded Enclosures

Compliance Engineering manufactures the only modular RF Shielded Enclosures available in Australia and our services include:

  • Shielding effectiveness and testing
  • New installations
  • Relocation of existing RF enclosures

We also provide a comprehensive range of shielding components. In addition, we also install EMF shielding for electrical sub-stations in order to reduce EMFF exposure levels to occupants in buildings nearby.

Some of the products and services provided by Compliance Engineering include:

  • EMC compliance testing
  • EMC certification
  • RCM and CE testing
  • Impact (IK) testing
  • Ingress (IP) testing
  • EMF shielding
  • RF shielded enclosures
  • Interference investigations
  • Automotive EMC testing
  • Radio Testing

Compliance with Australian EMC regulations is mandatory and applies to most electronic products supplied to the Australian market.

The RCM/C-Tick mark applied to products signifies to clients that the products comply with the appropriate Australian EMC standards.

The compliance mark indicates compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory requirements such as radio and telecommunications, EMC and EME; and with the applicable electrical equipment safety regulations relevant to each territory and state in Australia.

EMC testing provides peace of mind that your electric or electronic products are safe and compliant.

As a leading service provider for Electromagnetic compatibility all over Australia, Compliance Engineering offers a wide range of cost-effective and efficient EMC Testing services for all your testing and certification needs.

In our advanced test laboratory, our knowledgeable operators will ensure that your products adhere to the current requirements of EMC standards.

Our modern facilities provide a broad range of testing and certification requirements including vibration, environmental, temperature, shock, impact (IK), and ingress (IP).

If you would like to know more about the EMC standards and product testing or need EMC testing done, then look no further than Compliance Engineering.

We are the definitive source for all of your Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements. Please call us today on + 61 3 9763 3079 or contact us here.