EMC Testing of Safety Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry
With many years EMC testing experience we have supported the oil and gas industry in achieving compliance, increasing safety and reliability.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause major safety implications for the oil and gas industry.
Offshore platforms have safety systems that monitor, provide, receive and interpret signals from sensors and other integrated systems for unsafe conditions. Systems and plant will shut down in the event of unsafe conditions detected.
If these safety systems were to fail due to the presence of RF energy this could pose a substantial threat to personnel safety and add to the already hazardous industrial working environment and remote offshore location.
Safety and reliability elements are important and time to market is vital. RN Electronics can help you achieve and maintain compliance against numerous requirements and work with you on complex projects.
We can test to all of the following standards:
|Application||Emissions Standard||Immunity Standard|
|Safety-related systems and for equipment intended to perform safety-related functions||-||EN 61326-3-1|
|Programmable controllers - Part 2: Equipment requirements and tests||EN 61131-2||EN 61131-2|
|Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 2: Control and indicating equipment||-||EN 54-2|
|Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 1: General requirements||EN 60730||EN 60730|
|Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid fuels - General requirements||-||EN 13611
up to SIL 3
|Automatic burner control systems for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels||-||EN 298|
|Electrical equipment for furnaces and ancillary equipment - Part 1: Requirements for application design and installation||EN 50156||EN 50156|
|Equipment intended to perform functions in a safety-related system in industrial locations||-||EN 61000-6-7|
|Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz||-||EN 61000-4-16|
|Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity tests||-||EN 61000-4-29|
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EMC Testing of Automotive Devices
As a VCA Technical Service and UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2360, we perform UNECE Regulation 10 ‘E’ mark testing for electrical sub-assemblies (ESA's) and components, as well as devices intended for aftermarket fitment.
We can offer testing for the automotive sector at greatly reduced lead times and can act on our customer’s behalf to obtain the approval certificate from the VCA, who are the designated Type Approval authority in charge with operating the system of automotive type approvals in the UK.
All components and ESA which are related to the functions of:
• direct control of the vehicle (e.g. engine, gear, brake, suspension,
steering, speed limiting, driver position, driver visibility)
• driver, passenger and other road-user protection (e.g. airbag, seat belts)
• vehicle data bus (i.e. by blocking data transmission to other safety critical functions)
• vehicle statutory data (e.g. tachograph, odometer) and functions which when disturbed cause confusion to the driver.
Are required to be Type Approved and carry the 'E' mark. 'E' marking can also be applied voluntarily to other components and ESA's.
EMC Testing for the Aerospace Industry
Aeronautical products produced for the aerospace market could
be required to meet standards such as RTCA DO-160 for civil aircraft requirements. We are able to undertake EMC tests to these standards for both the commercial and military aerospace industries.
The CAA is no longer responsible for approval of radio equipment in the UK. It now comes under 'Single European Sky' (SES) launched by the European Commission. We are able to test to standards under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), and where necessary work with the notified body.
EMC Testing of Multimedia Equipment
Over the years we have specialised in EMC testing of multimedia products, for use within the multimedia industry. Ranging from Audio Mixing Consoles, Audio Amplifiers, and Digital Media Recorder's to Editor's and Induction loop devices.
We have worked with consultants from the multimedia market place, to define EMC testing procedures.
RN Electronics and DTG Testing have launched a CE Marking testing partnership. Testing and certification of Digital TV and Radio Products through one service.
EMC Testing for Medical Devices
Testing of medical devices requires a more rigorous approach than other products due to the type of environment their placed into. High risk electrical and electronic medical devices can be affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI) which can lead to potential malfunctioning causing inconvenience, and even life threating situations.
RN Electronics offer a comprehensive and well equipped testing service to perform such tests, contact us to discuss the applicable EMC test standards and for advice on the requirements for EMC testing of medical devices.
EMC Testing of Military Devices
Military devices have to be able to withstand stringent test requirements. We can undertake many of the EMC tests to the defence standards, and offer RF immunity testing up to 230 GHz for military devices. Where a specific test is outside of our scope, we can normally arrange this with one our strategic partners.
Military Testing for UK
RN Electronics has the testing capabilities to test to DEF STAN 59-411 (UK defence standard). This standard requires EMC to be considered through the whole lifecycle of the project. We can also test to commercial standards for your product to avoid duplication of test programmes.
Military Testing for Europe
RN Electronics is able to test to standards under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), and where necessary work with a notified body. We can test whether your product makes efficient use of radio spectrum necessary for the implementation of the Single European Sky EMC aspects. The 'Single European Sky' (SES) is a European Commission initiative to manage airspace in the EU.
Military Testing for USA
RN Electronics is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2360 located in the UK. We are recognised around the world for our EMC and Radio testing in Europe and North America. (FCC, Registration No: 293246).
We can provide testing to MIL STD-461. This is the US Department of Defence standard that establishes design requirements for the control of electromagnetic emission and susceptibility. We can test to MIL STD-461 revisions D, E, F and the latest revision MIL STD-461 G.
EMC Testing for the Railway/London Underground Industry
We can provide EMC testing for Railway and London Underground applications.
We are able to undertake EMC testing to the following Railway Standards:
EMC, RF & LVD Consultancy
RN Electronics can offer a wide range of consultancy please phone 01277 352219 to arrange an appointment.