International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 61326:1997
Title Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements
Project Number 8214
Abstract/Scope This standard specifies miminum requirements for immunity and emissions regarding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for electrical equipment, operating from a supply of less than 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c. intended for professional, industrial process and educational use, including equipment and computing devices for: measurement and test: control: laboratory use; accessories intended for use with the above (such as sample handling equipment), intended to be used in industrial and non-industrial locations. Computing devices and assemblies and similar equipment within the scope of information technology equipment (ITE) and complying with applicable ITE EMC standards can be used without additional testing. Where a relevant dedicated EMC standard exists, it shall take precedence over all aspects of this product-family standard. The following equipment is covered in this standard: a) electrical measurement and test equipment - - this is equipment which by electrical means This equipment which controls on e or more output quantities to specifi calues, with each value determined by manual settings, by local or remote programming, or by one or more input variables. This includes industrial process measurement and control (IPMC) equipment, which consists of devices such as: process controllers and regulators; programmable controllers (PC); power supply units of equipment and systems (centralized or dedicated); analogue/digital indicators and recorders; process instrumentation; transducers, positioners, intelligent actuators, etc. c) Electrical laboratory equipment - This equipment which measures, indicates, monitors or analyzes substances, or is used to prepare materials. This equipment may also be used in areas other than laboratories.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-04-08
Current Stage code deadline 1997-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC)
Mandate(s) M/404
Order Voucher BC/CLC/92-02


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65A
Reference Document IEC 61326:1997 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
33.100 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Keywords Electrical equipment; Laboratory use; EMC requirement
Note EN following parallel vote * Corrigendum to EN issued January 1998 (new dow) * Will be superseded by EN 61326 series
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1997-04-08 1997-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1997-03-11 1997-04-11  
5062 1997-02-24 1997-03-11  
5020 1996-11-15 1997-01-31  
1090 1996-11-11 1996-11-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-03-11
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-04-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-07-01


(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.