Electrical Laboratory

Planning and implementation of electrical testing

The ITAINNOVA electrical laboratory aims to support businesses to place their electrical and/or electronic products on the market by offering the following services:

  • Diagnosis and testing in the field of electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety for electrical and electronic equipment and systems.
  • Study and analysis of regulations and standards applicable to a product.
  • Advice and consultancy regarding CE product marking
  • Validations and proposed changes in new product design development.
  • Providing training to companies on the above topics.

Types of services

Technical assistance for CE marking

To put equipment into service or a product on the market in the European Union, it must be in accordance with the requirements of applicable detailed European Directives, evaluated according to the relevant compliance procedures and must also bear the CE conformity marking. The manufacturer (importer or authorised representative in the EU) assumes sole and absolute responsibility for product conformity with the applicable Directives.
The manufacturer must:
  • Comply with the technical regulations and standards affecting its product
  • Perform tests to demonstrate compliance with the previous point
  • Establish a technical file
  • Follow the applicable evaluation procedure for conformity
  • Issue a conformity declaration
  • Put the CE mark on the product

Electrical low voltage safety testing

The low voltage directive 2006/95/EC aims to ensure the safety of persons, domestic animals and property, provided the equipment is properly installed and maintained and used for the intended purpose. ITA gives advice on electrical safety standards and performs the following types of testing:
  • Marking, instructions and construction.
  • Protection against direct and indirect contact.
  • Temperature, arc or radiation: Temperatures and overheating, fire resistance.
  • Non-electrical hazards: Heat resistance, resistance to surface currents.
  • Insulation: Dielectric strength and insulation resistance, creepage distance, distance in the air and distances through insulation
  • Mechanical resistance: Cutting Edges, Stability, constant force, Impact, Fall, IK Degrees of protection
  • Non-mechanical influences: Resistance to moisture, Environmental testing, Resistance to oxidation, IP Degrees of protection
  • Overloading: normal and abnormal operation 

Electromagnetic compatibility testing

According to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/CE, the manufacturer is responsible for its equipment or electrical and/or electronic product meeting the essential directive requirements:
  • Satisfactory operation in its electromagnetic environment
  • Electromagnetic disturbance emission limited to a level that allows other devices to be operated in the same environment according to their intended purpose
  • Have a level of immunity against electromagnetic disturbances produced by other equipment operating according to its intended purpose in the same environment

Equipment

  • Semi-anechoic chamber (10m): one of the few of its kind that exist in Spain and Europe; measuring approximately 18x9x7 m, its additional equipment consists of:
    • RF Amplifiers from 9 kHz to 6 GHz
    • Dynamometric system for full vehicle operation in EMC testing
    • Antennae generating electromagnetic field from 9 kHz to 18 GHz
  • Semi-anechoic chamber (3m)
  • EMI receiver from 20Hz to 26GHz
  • LISN single-phase, 3-phase and for automotive use
  • Periodic and horn bilog antennas to measure electromagnetic field from 9 kHz to 18GHz
  • RF amplifiers up to 4.2GHz
  • Signal generators up to 20GHz
  • Radio interference generators: e.g. TER/R, shock waves, voltage variations and interruptions
  • Broadband probes for measuring radio spectrum
  • Climate chambers
  • Thermographic camera
  • Impact testers for determination of impact strength (IK degrees)
  • Equipment for determining water and dust resistance (IP grade)
  • Chambers for determining fire resistance (flammability)
  • Equipment to measure dielectric strength, leakage current, insulation resistance, earthing continuity

Laboratory accreditations

  • ENAC accredited testing laboratory with no 100/LE257.

See certification and scope. Information also available at  www.enac.es

Associated regulation

EMC

Product standards

  • UNE EN 61000-6-1 and UNE EN 61000-6-2
  • UNE EN 61000-6-3 and UNE EN 61000-6-4
  • UNE EN 55011
  • UNE EN 55014-1 and UNE EN 55014-2
  • UNE EN 55015 and UNE EN 61547
  • UNE EN 55022 and UNE EN 55024
  • UNE EN 60601-1-2
  • UNE EN 60730-1
  • UNE EN 61010
  • UNE EN 12015 and UNE EN 12016

Basic standards

  • UNE EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge
  • UNE EN 61000-4-3 Radiated immunity
  • UNE EN 61000-4-4 Fast transients burst  
  • UNE EN 61000-4-5 Shock waves surge
  • UNE EN 61000-4-6 Conducted immunity
  • UNE EN 61000-4-8 Immunity to magnetic fields
  • UNE EN 61000-4-11 voltage variations and interruptions
  • UNE EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics
  • UNE EN 61000-3-3 Flicker 

Electrical and electronic systems for motor vehicles

Complete vehicle:

  • Directive 2004/104/EC*
  • Directive 2006/28/EC*
  • UNE EN 55025*
  • UNE EN 55012*

Electrical and Electronic components:

  • Directive 2004/104/EC*
  • Directive 2006/28/EC*
  • UNE EN 55025*
  • UNE EN 55012*
  • ISO 10605*
  • ISO 7637-2*
  • ISO DIS 11452-2*
  • ISO DIS 11452-5*

*Not covered by ENAC accreditation

Railway applications

Electrical and electronic equipment on board rolling stock, according to the regulations

  • UNE EN 50155*
  • UNE EN 50121-3-2*

Signalling and telecommunications equipment, according to the regulations

  • UNE-EN 50121-4*

Magnetic field (9 kHz to 30 MHz) and electric field (30 MHz to 1 GHz) in situ measurements for rolling stock and fixed installations, such as substations, in accordance with:

  • UNE EN 50121-2
  • UNE EN 50121-3-1
  • UNE EN 50121-5*

* Not covered by ENAC accreditation

Electrical safety at low voltage

  • Machine testing according to EN 60204-1 *
  • Luminaire testing according to EN 60598-1 *
  • Information processing equipment testing according to EN 60950-1 *
  • Medical electrical equipment testing EN 60601 *
  • Household electrical appliance testing EN 60335 *
  • Laboratory equipment testing EN 61010-1 *
  • Electrical and electronic railway equipment EN 50155 *
  • Determining IP degree of protection EN 60529 *
  • Determining IK degree of protection EN 50102 *
  • Climatic testing according to EN 60068 *
  • Electrical measurement testing according to manufacturer specifications *
 

* Not covered by ENAC accreditation

Some of our electrical testing customers

ELECTRONICA ARA, S.L.

CONST. Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES, S.A.

VOSSLOH ESPAÑA, S.A.

I.C. NEURONIC, S.L.

VIMAP TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.

INSTITUTO BIOMECANICA VALENCIA

DSAF - DINÁMICAS DE SEGURIDAD S.L.

ONITY, S.L.U.

JUMO CONTROL, S.A.

INGEN10 INGENIERIA, S.L.

TALLERES DE ESCORIAZA, S.A.U.