BS IEC 60533:2015 - Electrical and electronic installations in ships. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Ships with a metallic hull

BS IEC 60533:2015

Electrical and electronic installations in ships. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Ships with a metallic hull

Status : Current   Published : September 2015



This International Standard specifies minimum requirements for emission, immunity and performance criteria regarding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of electrical and electronic equipment for ships with metallic hull. Additional or divergent requirements for ships with nonmetallic hull will be given in a future International Standard ( IEC 62742).

This International Standard assists in meeting the relevant EMC requirements as stated in SOLAS 74, Chapter IV, Regulation 6 and Chapter V, Regulation 17. Reference to this International Standard is made in IMO Resolution A.813(19).

The normative part of this International Standard has been prepared as a product family EMC standard.

This International Standard further gives guidelines and recommendations on the measures to achieve EMC in the electrical and electronic installations of the following equipment groups:

  1. group A: maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems;

  2. group B: power generation and conversion equipment;

  3. group C: equipment operating with pulsed power;

  4. group D: switchgear and controlgear;

  5. group E: intercommunication and signal processing equipment and control systems;

  6. group F: non-electrical items and equipment;

  7. group G: integrated systems.

The basic EMC standard for groups A and C is IEC 60945. The EMC requirements according to IEC 60945 apply additionally for

  • bridge mounted equipment;

  • equipment in close proximity to receiving antennas;

  • equipment capable of interfering with the safe navigation of the ship and with radio communication.

Effects on humans, like exposure to electromagnetic fields, and basic safety requirements such as protection against electric shock and dielectric strength tests for equipment are not within the scope of this International Standard.

Standard NumberBS IEC 60533:2015
TitleElectrical and electronic installations in ships. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Ships with a metallic hull
Publication Date30 September 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-2, CISPR 16-1-4, IEC 60050, IEC 61000-4-11, IEC 60945, IEC 61000-4-6, CISPR 16-2-1, IEC 61000-6-1, CISPR 16-2-3, IEC 61000-4-16, IACS E10, CISPR 16-1-2, IEC 61000-6-3, IEC 61000-4-5
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60068, IEC 60384, IEC TR 60092-370, IEC 60099-4, IEC 61000-6-1, IEC 60092-502, IEC 60096-1, IEC 60364-5-51, IEC 60721, IEC 61000-6-3, IEC 62742, IEC 60092-352, IEC 60050-161, IEC 60364-5-55, IMO Resolution A.813 (19):1995, CISPR 16-1-1, CISPR 17, IEC TR 62482, IEC 60938, IEC TR 61000-1-1, IEC 60092-360, IEC 60364-1, IEC 60096-0-1, IEC 60099-1, IEC 60092-504, IEC Guide 107, IEC 60092-401, IEC 61800-3:2004, IEC 60092-350, IEC 61000-4-1, IEC 60092-201, IEC 60939, IEC 60092-101, IEC 60092-353, IEC 60092-202, IEC 60092-501, IEC 60092-203, IEC 60092-376
ReplacesBS IEC 60533:1999
International RelationshipsIEC 60533:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30283500 DC
DescriptorsNavigation, Electrical equipment, Ships, Signal processing, Signal devices, Radio equipment, Switchgear, Electrical installations, Electromagnetic radiation, Electronic equipment and components, Electromagnetic compatibility
ISBN978 0 580 83060 0
File Size1.36 MB

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