Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the workplace and industry run off electricity. It they don’t function correctly, they can be dangerous. They may cause explosions, fires or electrocute users or anyone who comes into contact with them, or damage property.
IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components, tests and certifies electrical and electronic equipment. Its Certification Body (CB) Scheme provides the assurance that tested and certified electrical equipment – and its components – meets the strictest levels of safety and performance in compliance with the relevant IEC International Standards.
IECEE CB test certificates issued are expected to exceed 100 000 in 2017, with a total of 96 954 in 2016. The System currently has 53 participating countries, 78 national certification bodies, 504 testing laboratories and over 2 200 client testing facilities.
Take a look back at the year of conformity assessment activities at IECEE, in e-tech article The importance of testing against International Standards.