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Taiwan’s BSMI Updates EMC Requirements for ITE

Per Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), compliance to CNS 13438, Information Technology Equipment – Radio disturbance Characteristics – Limits and Methods of Measurement (Amendment June 1, 2006), is required for ITE and similar equipment which falls under mandatory inspection category. Testing to conducted emissions telecom ports and radiated emissions above 1GHz were... Read More

UL 508 Standard Requires Automated Safety Testing of Electromechanical Components

For compliance to regulatory safety requirements, electromechanical component manufacturers must submit their relays and switches and other components to endurance tests that verify their reliability and safety.  Alvin Agustin of MET Laboratories’ Baltimore Safety Lab contributed an article this month to Test & Measurement World Magazine to describe a test setup of this type for... Read More

HOUS Seminar Covers Testing Requirements for Various Countries

Today and tomorrow, MET Laboratories partner Nemko is hosting HOUS Seminar 2010, a seminar in Oslo, Norway on new testing and certification requirements for household appliances.  MET’s Product Safety Laboratory Director Rick Cooper is there, and files these key points from today’s seminar on “Market Access and Nemko Direct,” presented by Nemko’s Morten Smith: Russia... Read More

PSES Symposium Reviews Smart Grid Equipment Safety Issues

Today is the second day of the Product Safety Engineering Society’s (PSES) 3-day IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts.  In attendance and taking notes is Rick Cooper, MET Laboratories’ Director of Laboratory Operations, Safety Laboratory.  “Safety Considerations for Smart Grid Technology Equipment” was presented today by Don Geis of Alcatel-Lucent.  Here are his... Read More

PSES Symposium Features Talks on Product Safety Recalls, Automotive EMI

Today is the first day of the Product Safety Engineering Society’s (PSES) 3-day IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts.   In attendance is Rick Cooper, MET Laboratories’ Director of Laboratory Operations, Safety Laboratory.  Following are his summaries of the day’s two presentations. CPSC Keynote The keynote address was “Check, Double Check, and Don’t... Read More

ENERGY STAR Meeting Closes With Specification Updates

Yesterday was the last day of the ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting in Denver, CO.  On the agenda was an overview of planned and pending specification updates for ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, including clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, and refrigerators-freezers.  Also covered was the ambitious Super Efficient Dryer Initiative.  Clothes Washers Revised criteria takes effect... Read More