IEC 61326-1 REDLINE
Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 October 2020|
|ICS Code (Immunity):||33.100.20|
|ICS Code (Industrial process measurement and control):||25.040.40|
|ICS Code (Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities):||17.220.20|
This part of IEC 61326 specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for electrical equipment, operating from a supply or battery of less than 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC or from the circuit being measured. Equipment intended for professional, industrial-process, industrial-manufactu
- measurement and test;
- LABORATORY use;
- accessories intended for use with the above (such as sample handling equipment),
intended to be used in industrial and non-industrial locations.
Computing devices and assemblies and similar equipment within the scope of information technology equipment (ITE) and complying with applicable ITE EMC standards can be used in systems within the scope of this part of IEC 61326 without additional testing, if they are suitable for the intended electromagnetic environment.
It is generally considered that this product family standard takes precedence over the corresponding generic EMC standards.
The following equipment is covered by this document.
a) Electrical measurement and test equipment
This is equipment which, by electrical means, measures, indicates or records one or more electrical or non-electrical quantities, also non-measuring equipment such as signal generators, measurement standards, power supplies and transducers.
b) Electrical control equipment
This is equipment which controls one or more output quantities to specific values, with each value determined by manual settings, by local or remote programming, or by one or more input variables. This includes industrial process measurement and control (IPMC) equipment, which consists of devices such as:
- process controllers and regulators;
- programmable controllers;
- power supply units for equipment and systems (centralized or dedicated);
- analogue/digital indicators and recorders;
- process instrumentation;
- transducers, positioners, intelligent actuators, etc.
c) Electrical LABORATORY equipment, including In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment This is equipment used to prepare or analyse materials, or measure, indicate or monitor physical quantities. This equipment might also be used in areas other than laboratories.
d) Equipment a), b) or c) as above when being equipped with components having radio functionality, for example for wireless communication.
Equipment within the scope of this document might be operated in different electromagnetic environments; depending on the electromagnetic environment different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.
This document considers three types of electromagnetic environments:
• BASIC ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT;
• INDUSTRIAL ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT;
• CONTROLLED ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT.
Corresponding immunity test requirements are described in Clause 6.
In terms of emission requirements, equipment shall be classified in Class A or Class B equipment, as per the requirements and procedure of CISPR 11. The corresponding emission requirements are described in Clause 7.
The specified emission and immunity requirements aim at achieving electromagnetic compatibility between equipment covered in this document and other equipment that might operate at locations with electromagnetic environments considered in this document. Guidance for an assessment concerning the risk for achieving EMC is given in Annex B.