New Product Safety Facility in Korea
MET is proud to announce opening a new independent test lab in Korea to enhance its current Product Safety testing capacity. The new state-of-the-art testing facility in Korea offers expanded laboratory services for the entire Asia Pacific region and is designed to help manufacturers quickly and efficiently bring better and safer products to global markets.
MET’s presence in Korea goes back nearly two decades in providing solutions for Korea-based manufacturers who require safety certifications in North America to gain it locally, in addition to North American manufacturers who require market access to Korean markets.
These recent expansions represent MET’s continued committment to assisting Korean manufacturers, distributors and retailers in bringing safe and quality products to markets worldwide.
Suite 2002, 2003 Building A, Bundang Suji U tower, 767, Sinsu-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16827, Korea
Design for Compliance & Reliability Seminar
Regulations governing product compliance constantly change as technology grows. Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers are pressed to innovate quickly in order to create and ensure compliant products.
As standards worldwide evolve to ensure that products do not represent harm or hazards to users and will perform as intended, it is critical to implement practices that address compliance considerations throughout the design phase to minimize design errors, reduce time to market and reduce costs prior to product release.
In this seminar, we’ll discuss planning for compliance testing early in the design stage of product development, processes and procedures for product compliance certification, component & supplier selection, product markings and documentation as well as design for reliability best practices.
Expansions & Recognitions
OSHA has given notice of MET’S expansion of scope of recognition as a NRTL. This expansion covers the addition of five test standards to MET’s scope of recognition, including:
UL 62368-1 (Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment–Part 1: Safety Requirements)
UL 60079-0 (Explosive Atmospheres–Part 0: Equipment–General Requirements)
UL 60079-2 (Explosive Atmospheres–Part 2: Equipment Protection by Pressurized Enclosure “p”)
UL 60079-11 (Explosive Atmospheres–Part 11: Equipment Protection by Intrinsic Safety “i”)
UL 60079-15 (Explosive Atmospheres–Part 15: Equipment Protection by Type of Protection “n”).
In other news, the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP-accredited (100273-0, 200445-0, 600134-0) has given notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of MET’s Austin EMC testing lab to include MIL-461 E/F/G and RTCA/DO-160 F/G Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment for the following:
CE101, CE102, RE101, RE102, RS101, RS103, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, CS118.
- Section 15, Section 18, Section 21.4, Section 21.5, Section 25.
People on the move
MET Announces John Mason as New Director of the EMC Business Line. John began in 2000 and quickly moved up in the company as the Military EMC Manager demonstrating a strong aptitude in recruiting, training, organizing and managing various EMC functions.
In April 2017, John stepped into the role of Director of the EMC Business Line, leading MET’s regulatory, military, wireless and RF electromagnetic compatibility departments.
MET is also happy to announce the appointment of Asad Bajwa, who previously held the role of Director for the EMC Business Line, to EMC Chief Engineer.
Asad, who has been with MET for 17 years, will now be responsible for researching and implementing new capabilities at all of our EMC and wireless labs. In addition, the EMC Chief Engineer will be available to support technical inquiries in the labs and consult with customers.