IEC 61010 Liberated Gases and Substances
IEC 61010 product safety testing evaluates the protection of electronic and electrical devices against liberated gases and substances. As a leader in product safety regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the IEC 61010 regulatory compliance testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.
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Summary of IEC 61010-1 Product Safety Compliance Testing
In this product safety requirements standard, equipment is prevented from leaking dangerous amounts of hazardous substances. This IEC 61010 standard test method includes poisonous or injurious gases in normal or single fault conditions. If possibly hazardous substances are liberated, the operators can not be directly exposed to a specified quantity of the substance.
Normal operation of the equipment may require the discharge of hazardous substances or is intended to be managed. If this occurs, then the discharge is not considered to be leaking hazardous substances.
IEC product safety compliance is checked by inspection of the manufacturer’s documentation. The wide variety of gases and substances makes it possible to specify compliance tests based on limit values.
Scope of IEC 61010 IEC Product Safety Testing
It is not uncommon for electrical products and devices tested to explode if overheated or overcharged. If this occurs, operators must have protection incorporated within the equipment. Pressure release devices are located so that a discharge will not cause danger to operators. The construction is carried out so that no pressure release device is obstructed.
Batteries are prohibited to cause explosions or produce a fire hazard. These are built as a result of excessive charge or discharge. Hazards may also arise if a battery is installed with incorrect polarity.
If necessary, protection is incorporated into the equipment. However, the manufacturer may specify that it is for use only when batteries that have built-in protection.
If an explosion or fire hazard is caused by fitting a battery of the wrong type, a warning marking is added near the battery chamber. If equipment can recharge batteries, and if non-rechargeable cells are fitted and connected, there must also be a warning marking near the compartment.
The battery compartment is designed to prevent explosions or fires caused by a build-up of flammable gases.
Generally, cathode-ray tubes are intrinsically protected against imposition effects and mechanical impacts. This applies to tubes with a maximum face dimension exceeding 160 mm unless the enclosure provides adequate protection.
A non-intrinsically protected tube is given a protective screen that can not be removed without the use of a tool. IF a separate screen of glass is used, it must not come into contact with the surface of the tube.
A cathode-ray tube is considered to be intrinsically protected if no additional protection is necessary when it is mounted. However, this is only with respect to the effects of implosion.
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