Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU)

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU) applies to electrical and electronic equipments. All electric devices or installations influence each other when interconnected or close to each other, e.g. interference between TV sets, GSM handsets, radios and nearby washing machine or electrical power lines. The purpose of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is to keep all those side effects under reasonable control. EMC designates all the existing and future techniques and technologies for reducing disturbance and enhancing immunity.

The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.

The main objectives of the directives are to regulate the compatibility of equipment regarding EMC:

  • Equipment(apparatus and fixed installations) needs to comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service
  • The application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility that competent authorities of EU countries may impose measures in instances of non-compliance.

Conformity Assessment Procedure for CE certification

Testing of Products is carried out according to 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 affix the CE mark on the product.

CE marking represents a visible consequence of a whole process comprising conformity assessment in a broad sense. It is important both to customers and public authorities.

Prototype EMC Testing:

We can perform the testing as per the following series of standards:

  • CISPR series of standards covering  product emission and immunity requirements
  • IEC/EN 61000 family of standards

Our global network of laboratories has EMC testing capabilities for:

  • Radio and telecommunication equipment
  • Automotive electronics
  • Medical devices
  • IT equipment
  • Domestic and commercial products
  • Household appliances and power tools (domestic and industrial)
  • Luminaires
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Electrical toys
  • Heavy industrial products
  • Construction machinery and equipment

What QVC can do ?

We at QVC in cooperation with its alliance partners in Europe provide Services in connection with Conformity Assessment of equipments according to the EMC directive and product specific harmonized standard

We can also assist to perform the required tests, evaluation of test results and certification of equipment and production. We have alliances with well equipped and accredited testing laboratories wherein we can carry out safety and electromagnetic compatibility testing.

We offer a range of services to assist manufacturers and distributors to gain access to the EU marketplace, including:

  • Interpretations of the requirements of EU directives
  • Advice on which EU directives are applicable to your product
  • Electromagnetic emissions and immunity testing assessments and reports
  • Creation of technical reports and other documentation
  • Notified Body opinions and reports
  • Advice on Declarations of Conformity and the application of CE marking to your product

We can arrange EMC testing and assessments in fully accredited laboratories or at your own site.

Why QVC?

QVC as a Certification Body involved in Certification & assessment is

  • Impartial
  • Having trained personnel having knowledge of requirements of assessments
  • Having adequate facilities or access to facilities like testing, documentation of regulation/standards needed to perform technical & administrative tasks
  • Maintaining confidentiality of the information gained during the assessment of a particular task
  • Involved in coordination activities organized by competent organizations

Your Benefits At A Glance

With our comprehensive solutions for explosion protection you can:

  • Ensure product conformance, safety and compliance with occupational health and safety requirements in Europe and worldwide.
  • Reach full compliance and certification prior to product placement.
  • Gain competitive advantage and greater market access with certification marks from an international Notified Body.
  • Tools used for Easy Access of database, reducing waiting time for documents to be transferred between agencies through conventional methods.
  • Reduce risk of company liability with documented safety standards.
  • Benefit from our exclusive one-stop service, covering a wide range of international certification from a single source.