Cost Reduction Through Modified EMC Regulation
The joint proposal to applicate risk based EMC (EMC) regulations has been accepted and will be implemented January 2017. The intention of this proposal is to reduce EMC related costs by applying a risk based approach combined with smart installation methods. The proposal has been submitted by the “EMC for future ships” work group. Partners of RH Marine in this work group are: Damen, Thales, DMO, Lloyd’s Register and University of Twente.
EMC stands for Electromagnetic compatibility, meaning that equipment won’t be interfered by phenomena such as radio frequency fields and switching transients. Neither may the equipment cause such levels of interference that other equipment suffers from this disturbance. Complying with these regulations is often experienced as a challenge, for all markets.
Wider selection of equipment
Neither of the two options considers that even when equipment complies with the standard it is still possible that interaction between equipment can cause interference. The new option, which can be used from the beginning of this year, is that a risk based approach is followed. This enables a more flexible selection of equipment, as long as the combination proves not to cause interference or to suffer from disturbance.
Setting the standard
RH Marine is an innovative system integrator with worldwide leading EMC knowledge and in-field experts. RH Marine is completely ready to work according to this new option and advise you about the practical implications of this new regulation. The improved standard enables electrical system integrators with sufficient EMC knowledge to deliver reliable, up to date and easy to maintain installations for the right price.