Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Pressure Equipment Directive and machine builders

The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC was recast in 2014 and the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU replaced the old “PED” on July 19, 2016. This revision to the Pressure Equipment Directive was part of the New Legislative Framework and was part of … Continue reading

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CE marking and the China Export mark

There are two commonly used markings on equipment that are very similar in appearance but mean different things. The CE marking is a European compliance marking and indicates compliance to all applicable European CE marking Directives (like the Machinery Directive … Continue reading

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LED lighting and FCC requirements

Manufacturers of LED lighting sometimes assume that they are subject to FCC Part 18 requirements for lighting since LED’s are lights. Apparently this approach is so widespread that on June 17, 2016 the FCC posted clarification online that most LED … Continue reading

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The EMC Directive and “Fixed Installations”

A common discussion point with manufacturers is the notion of the “fixed installation”. Probably mostly due to recital (36) in the beginning of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU: Fixed installations are clearly defined in Article 3 (1.) (3.) of the EMC … Continue reading

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