NATA Accredited IEC/EN 61000-4-18 testing

Category: EMC Testing
Posted by: EMC Technologies
Posted on: 05/20/2019

EMC Technologies, Australia’s leading test house, is pleased to advise another Australian first that they can provide NATA accredited testing to the IEC 61000-4-18 or EN 61000-4-18.

IEC 61000-4-18: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques – Oscillatory wave immunity test


IEC 61000-4-18 relates to the immunity requirements and test methods for electrical and electronic equipment, under operational conditions, with regard to:

a) repetitive damped oscillatory waves occurring mainly in power, control and signal cables installed in high voltage and medium voltage (HV/MV) substations;

b) repetitive damped oscillatory waves occurring mainly in power, control and signal cables installed in gas insulated substations (GIS) and in some cases also air insulated substations (AIS) or in any installation due to High altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) phenomena.

Compliance with this standard will establish the immunity requirements using a common reference for evaluating in the laboratory, the performance of electrical and electronic equipment intended for residential, commercial and industrial applications, as well as of equipment intended for power stations and substations, when subjected to damped oscillatory waves.

Test voltage, current waveforms test equipment and test procedures are defined in the standard. Test levels are given for slow damped oscillatory waves (100 kHz or 1 MHz) and for fast damped oscillatory waves (3 MHz, 10 MHz or 30 MHz)

This testing service is unique in Australia and is now available to manufacturers and suppliers of equipment to be used in MV/HV power stations.

This service complements EMC Technologies’ NATA testing to related standards IEC/EN 61000-4-8, IEC/EN 61000-4-9 and IEC/EN 61000-4-12  and IEC 61000-4-16

EMC Technologies’ extensive NATA accreditations for EMC, EMR, SAR and Safety is the only such facility in Australia that provides all this under one roof.

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