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The European Union Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU requires manufacturers and suppliers of equipment to comply with essential regulatory requirements before the equipment is placed on the market or taken into service. Compliance prevents interference with radio reception for example and ensures adequate immunity of the electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic noise within the environment.
Equipment comprises Apparatus and Fixed Installations. Apparatus (electrical/electronic products within the scope of the EMC Directive) must carry CE Marking.
Fixed Installations comprise particular combinations of permanently installed apparatus. Since 20 July 2007 there are now legal EMC requirements for new or modified fixed installations such as appointing a Responsible Person to hold technical documentation demonstrating the application of good engineering practices.
The current EMC Directive 2014/30/EU transposed in April 2016 introduces new responsibilities for ‘economic operators’ i.e. manufacturers, importers and distributors to improve market surveillance. Notified Body operation was also be revised.
This course provides an overview of manufacturers and suppliers responsibilities and how they are discharged explaining the differing requirements for apparatus and fixed installations and the compilation of Technical Documentation.