BS EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments

BS EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Emission standard for industrial environments

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2019



What is this standard about?

This generic electrotechnical standard is about adequately protecting radio reception in industrial areas. It will also help users comply with the latest emission requirements for their equipment.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of:
    • Industrial machinery and equipment
    • Measuring and controlling devices
    • Lighting equipment
    • Electronic components
    • ICT, radio and TV broadcasting and communications equipment
    • Mechanical equipment e.g. lifts, construction machinery, metalworking machinery, industrial furnaces, pumps, air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment
    • Test laboratories
    • Industrial/medical product designers and installers
    • System designers/installers
    • Industrial and electrical engineers
    • Suppliers of industrial electrical equipment

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies the electromagnetic compatibility emission requirements for electrical and electronic equipment designed for industrial environments at both indoor and outdoor locations.

Users will comply with the latest emission requirements for their equipment and thus protect radio services adequately. Compliance provides one way of conforming to the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU.

The standard specifies essential emission requirements in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz - selected to provide an adequate level of protection of radio reception within industrial environments.

For a location to be classified as industrial it needs to have a separate power network, supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer, dedicated for the supply of the installation. Requirements are specified for each port considered. This standard is for use where no applicable product or product-family EMC emission standard is available.

NOTE: This standard does not apply to equipment intended to operate in light industrial environments which are within the scope of BS EN 61000-6-3: 2007+A1: 2011.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision and includes the following significant technical changes to the previous version of the standard BS EN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011:

a)      Possible future requirements on DC ports

b)     Possible future radiated polarity specific emission limits within a Fully Anechoic Room (FAR)

c)      The definition of which average detector is used for emission measurements at frequencies above 1GHz and that results using a peak detector are acceptable for all measurements

d)     The definition of different EUT test arrangements

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019
TitleElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Emission standard for industrial environments
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 September 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)CISPR 16-2-3:2016, CISPR 32:2015, EN 55016-1-2:2014, CISPR 16-4-2:2011/AMD1:2014, EN 55011:2016, CISPR 16-1-6:2014, EN 55016-1-4:2010/A1:2012, EN 55014-1:2017, CISPR 16-4-2:2011, EN 55011:2016/A1:2017, EN 55016-1-6:2015, IEC 60050-161:1990, EN 55032:2015, CISPR 14-1:2016, EN 55016-2-1:2014, EN 55016-4-2:2011/A1:2014, EN 55016-1-4:2010, CISPR 16-1-6:2014/AMD1:2017, CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD1:2012, CISPR 11:2015, IEC 61000-4-20:2010, CISPR 16-1-1:2015, EN 55016-1-4:2010/A2:2017, EN 61000-4-20:2010, EN 55016-4-2:2011, EN 55016-1-6:2015/A1:2017, EN 55016-2-1:2014/A1:2017, CISPR 16-1-2:2014, CISPR 16-2-1:2014, CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD2:2017, EN 55016-2-3:2017, CISPR 16-1-4:2010, CISPR 11:2015/AMD1:2016, CISPR 16-2-1:2014/AMD1:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61000-6-1, IEC 61000-6-3, IEC 61158 (series), EN 61158 (series), EN 61000-6-3, IEC 61000-6-1
ReplacesBS EN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011
International RelationshipsEN IEC 61000-6-4:2019,IEC 61000-6-4:2018
Amended ByAmendment,
Draft Superseded By13/30291392 DC
DescriptorsNoise (spurious signals), Electronic equipment and components, Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Electromagnetic fields, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic radiation
Title in FrenchCompatibilité électromagnétique (CEM) Normes génériques. Norme sur l'émission pour les environnements industriels
Title in GermanElektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) Fachgrundnormen. Störaussendung für Industriebereiche
ISBN978 0 580 84576 5
File Size1.952 MB

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