How to UKCA Mark to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

Often referred to as the EMC Regulations the current Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 replaces Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014.

What does it cover?

Any finished appliance or combination thereof made available on the market as a single functional unit, intended for the end-user and liable to generate electromagnetic disturbance, or the performance of which is liable to be affected by such disturbance;

What are the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 (EMC) essential requirements?

1. General requirements

Equipment shall be so designed and manufactured, having regard to the state of the art, as to ensure that:

(a) the electromagnetic disturbance generated does not exceed the level above which radio equipment or other equipment cannot operate as intended;

(b) it has a level of immunity to the electromagnetic disturbance to be expected in its intended use which allows it to operate without unacceptable degradation of its intended use.

2. Specific requirements for fixed installations

Installation and intended use of components

A fixed installation shall be installed applying good engineering practices and respecting the information on the intended use of its components, with a view to meeting the essential requirements set out in point 1.

What needs to be in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 technical file?

(a) a general description of the apparatus;

(b) conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, etc.;

(c) descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and schemes and the operation of the apparatus;

(d) a list of the designated standards applied in full or in part the references of which have been published and, where those designated standards have not been applied, descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential requirements of this Regulation, including a list of other relevant technical specifications applied. In the event of partly applied designated standards, the technical documentation shall specify the parts which have been applied;

(e) results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, etc.;

(f) test reports.

In each case the technical construction file (tcf) should contain a checklist based on the relevant standard to show that the product complies with each standard

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations designated standards can be checked on the UK Government website.

CEM International are an EMC regulations UK Approved Body number 1942 we can arrange testing though our internationally accredited test lab we can also supply upon request a checklist for an Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations technical file to our existing customers.

We can also provide a template for the EMC regulation declaration of conformity.

Contact us to see how we can help.

How to UKCA Mark to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016