Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 July 2012|
|ICS Code (Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)):||33.100|
|ICS Code (Electrical and electronic testing):||19.080|
|ICS Code (Electricity. Magnetism. Electrical and magnetic measurements):||17.220|
|ICS Code (Industrial process measurement and control):||25.040.40|
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 a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. or from the circuit being
measured. Equipment intended for professional, industrial-process,
- 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 may 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 standard takes precedence over the corresponding generic EMC standards. The following equipment is covered by this standard.
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
This is equipment which measures, indicates monitors or analyses substances, or is used to prepare materials, and includes In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) equipment. This equipment may also be used in areas other than laboratories, for example self-test IVD equipment may be used in the home.
Equipment within the scope of this standard might be operated in different electromagnetic environments; depending on the electromagnetic environment different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.
This standard 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.