Elite Expands Unique Testing Capabilities for Marine Applications

Elite Expands Unique Testing Capabilities for Marine Applications712370

Elite Test Labs, a leader in the EMC industry, has expanded its comprehensive range of EMC, electrical, and environmental stress testing services tailored specifically for manufacturers of marine electrical and electronic systems. These services include the critical tests commonly required for marine electronic systems and Marine Classification Society Type Approval.

Leveraging extensive experience with Marine Classification Societies, Elite has developed a deep understanding of their processes and requirements. The company regularly collaborates with clients and classification society representatives on-site to validate and witness testing, ensuring compliance and reliability.

Elite's expertise is recognized by several major Marine Classification Societies, including:

Component-level EMC testing at Elite is performed in shielded and RF absorber-lined rooms and bench test stations. Their largest testing room is equipped to handle very large equipment such as shipboard controls for commercial and military vessels, adhering to MIL-STD-461 standards. This facility also accommodates testing for small boats and watercraft to assess radio frequency susceptibility and emissions. Additionally, Elite conducts in-situ testing on boats for radio frequency emissions at low RF ambient water sites across the country, often near manufacturers' facilities.

Elite’s environmental stress testing laboratory is equipped with large electro-dynamic vibration tables, HALT testing, and multiple temperature/humidity chambers for climatic simulation, providing a robust testing environment for marine applications.

Key marine testing specifications addressed by Elite include:

  • IEC 60068 – Environmental Testing
  • IEC 60529 – Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
  • IEC 60695-11-5 – Fire Hazard Testing
  • IEC 61000-4 – Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • IEC 60533 – Electrical and Electronic Installations in Ships – Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Ships with a Metallic Hull
  • IEC 60092-504 – Electrical Installations on Ships; Control and Instrumentation
  • IEC 60945 – Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and Systems – General Requirements – Methods of Testing and Required Test Results
  • CISPR 16 – Specification for Radio Disturbance and Immunity Measuring Apparatus and Methods

Elite's advanced testing capabilities ensure that marine electrical and electronic systems meet the highest standards of performance and reliability, providing manufacturers with the assurance needed for successful operation in challenging marine environments.

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