With Element, you can be sure your marine products and equipment comply with relevant international standards, regulations, and standards, including IEC 60945, Marine Equipment Directive (MED), and wheel mark regulations.


Why is maritime EMC testing is important? 

This testing ensures that equipment will not interfere with navigation and radio communication systems within the bridge of a shipMarine equipment (shipborne radio equipment, shipborne navigational equipment, or other bridge-mounted equipment) is subject to harsh electromagnetic environments, whether in the propulsion, deck, or bridge area of a ship. Manufacturers can face difficulties during certification if testing is not conducted by a reputable and accredited third party.


What is IEC 60945?

IEC 60495 describes the EMC testing and performance requirements for Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems.This international standard assists in meeting a requirement of the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)The equipment to be tested includes the following:

  • Radio equipment forming part of the global maritime
  • Distress and safety systems
  • Navigation equipment 
  • All other bridge mounted equipment in close proximity to receiving antennas, and equipment capable of interfering with navigational and radio communication systems within a ship


IEC 60945 certification

Our maritime EMC testing and certification services include:


MED, Wheel Mark certification, and CE marking

Element performs EMC testing in conjunction with climatic and environmental test requirements to meet dedicated marine standards and be compliant with CE marking legislation. We ensure your marine equipment complies with the relevant EMC standards listed in the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and help you achieve the Wheel Mark certification.


Global market access (GMA) 

Our GMA expertise comes from testing thousands of different products every year. We have the industry-leading capability to coordinate testing to ensure that your marine equipment is safe, meets EU standards, and can be exported worldwide.


Marine EMC standards we test to

  • IEC 60945
  • IEC 60533
  • Lloyds Register Test Spec No 1
  • DNV Certification Notes 2.4
  • IEC 60092


Advice and Guidance

Ship construction is increasingly using composite materials, as well as new radio technologies and high-power electronics, which are changing electromagnetic. From the initial design stage, our advisory services will guide you and recommend compliance strategies for your marine products.


The Element Advantage

Element has over many years of experience in performing climatic, environmental, vibration, and EMC testing on marine equipment. Our globally UKAS and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories can simulate a wide variety of environmental testing and climatic test conditions. 

We have the industry knowledge and expertise to test your marine products against ever-changing marine regulations, from initial advice, training, and testing through to final certification. The requirements include the international conventions as agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).  

Our EMC and environmental test facilities allow us to offer a comprehensive range of tests ensuring that no matter how complex your marine equipment is, we will have a test solution for you.

For more information about our maritime EMC and IEC 60945 testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today

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