Directive 2014/30/EU, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): conformity assessment services for commercialising, in Europe, products that do not cause electromagnetic disturbance in the environment and are not influenced by EMC interference

The EMC directive relates to electrical and electronic equipment that can cause electromagnetic disturbance or whose operation can be affected by disturbance generated by other sources. It also applies to systems and installations that contain electrical and/or electronic equipment and components (including those mounted on machinery). It establishes the obligation of affixing CE marking.

Devices whose emissions do not reach an intensity level such as to prevent the normal operation of radio and telecommunications equipment and whose immunity level in the operating conditions for which they are intended is such as to prevent unacceptable deterioration of their normal operating performance are deemed to conform with the requirements of the directive. Systems must be installed according to the rules of industrial engineering and in compliance with the indications on the intended use of their components, in order to meet the protection requirements laid down by the directive.

The products must be tested in accordance with the relevant international standards in order to verify their compliance with the requirements. The test results, in conjunction with the technical documentation, form the basis for the declaration of conformity with the requirements of the directive, and the CE marking of the product. 

Support provided by IMQ in its capacity as a notified body for the EMC directive

IMQ can support companies by issuing certificates of EU type-examination. It can also provide companies with other services, unrelated to its status as a notified body, such as:

  •  Performance of the tests required by the applicable harmonised standards
  • Technical/regulatory support aimed at identifying the relevant directive and the standards harmonised with it
  • Performance of the necessary electromagnetic compatibility tests to obtain IMQ voluntary certification.
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