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Book Description

Environmental Requirements for Electromechanical and Electrical Equipment is the definitive reference containing all of the background guidance, typical ranges, details of recommended test specifications, case studies and regulations covering the environmental requirements on designers and manufacturers of electrical and electromechanical equipment worldwide.

The recent introduction of the European EMC directive is just one aspect of the requirements placed upon manufacturers and designers of electrical equipment. There are numerous national and international standards and specifications that describe the application environment in which equipment must function. Factors that must be taken into account include temperature, solar radiation, humidity, pressure, weather and the effects of water and salt, pollutants and contaminants, mechanical stresses and vibration, ergonomic considerations, electrical safety including EMC, reliability and performance. A broad range of standard tests exist which must be passed by equipment if it is to fulfil the requirements placed upon it.

Ray Tricker is the author of a number of books describing the regulatory framework within which the electronics and electrical equipment industry must function, including Quality and Standards in Electronics, also published by Newnes. This latest volume will give the designer or manufacturer a first point of reference when negotiating the minefield that is the global market for their products.

  • Companion to 'Quality and Standards in Electronics'
  • Covers essential tests and regulations for equipment designers and manufacturers
  • Likely to be of interest to major companies worldwide

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. About the authors
  5. Copyright
  6. List of tables
  7. List of figures
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Purpose and layout of this book
    2. 1.2 Structure of the document
    3. 1.3 Environmental factors and influences
    4. 1.4 Environmental classes
    5. 1.5 Environmental application
  11. Chapter 2: Ambient temperature
    1. 2.1 Guidance
    2. 2.2 Typical contract requirements – ambient temperature
    3. 2.3 Values and ranges
    4. 2.4 Tests
  12. Chapter 3: Solar radiation
    1. 3.1 Guidance
    2. 3.2 Typical contract requirements – solar radiation
    3. 3.3 Values and ranges
    4. 3.4 Tests
  13. Chapter 4: Humidity
    1. 4.1 Guidance
    2. 4.2 Typical contract requirements – humidity
    3. 4.3 Values and Ranges
    4. 4.4 Tests
  14. Chapter 5: Air pressure and altitude
    1. 5.1 Guidance
    2. 5.2 Typical contract requirements – air pressure and altitude
    3. 5.3 Values and ranges
    4. 5.4 Tests
  15. Chapter 6: Weather and precipitation
    1. 6.1 Guidance
    2. 6.2 Typical contract requirements – weather and precipitation
    3. 6.3 Values and ranges
    4. 6.4 Tests
  16. Chapter 7: Pollutants and contaminants
    1. 7.1 Guidance
    2. 7.2 Typical examples of contract requirements – pollutants and contaminants
    3. 7.3 Values and ranges
    4. 7.4 Tests
  17. Chapter 8: Mechanical
    1. 8.1 Guidance
    2. 8.2 Typical contract requirements – mechanical
    3. 8.3 Values and ranges
    4. 8.4 Tests
  18. Chapter 9: Electrical
    1. 9.1 Guidance
    2. 9.2 Typical contract requirements – electrical
    3. 9.3 Values and ranges
    4. 9.4 Tests
  19. Chapter 10: Electromagnetic compatibility
    1. 10.1 Guidance
    2. 10.2 The EMC Directive (89/336/EEC)
    3. 10.3 Enforcement of the EMC Directive
    4. 10.4 Application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC
    5. 10.5 Small businesses
    6. 10.6 Interference and other contract considerations
    7. 10.7 Typical contract requirements – EMC
    8. 10.8 EMC related standards
    9. 10.9 Railway specific requirements
    10. 10.10 Other related standards and specifications
    11. 10.11 EMC testing: a comparison of the test alternatives
    12. 10.12 Test and evaluation
  20. Chapter 11: Ergonomics
    1. 11.1 Guidance
    2. 11.2 Typical contract requirements – ergonomics
    3. 11.3 Values and ranges
    4. 11.4 Tests
  21. Chapter 12: General
    1. 12.1 Introduction
    2. 12.2 Design
    3. 12.3 RAMS
    4. 12.4 Fire
    5. 12.5 Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  22. Appendix – Glossary of terms
  23. References
  24. Acronyms and abbreviations
  25. List of symbols
  26. SI units for existing technology
  27. Index
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