Microwave Instruments and IEC Standard
Standard IEC60335-2-25 Edition 6.0 has changed and
now includes a leakage-test instrument specification:
In particular it introduces a requirement that:
a) Instruments are subject to regular calibration and
b) Response to plane wave of all polarization should fall within a tolerance of +/- 1dB.
Does your instrument meet this specification and have a traceable certificate of calibration?
Our instruments have always met this standard. See “Pruducts” tab for details.
Commercial microwave heat sources can, on occasion, leak without detection. Leakage above the recognized leakage standard may compromise safety as exposure to unsafe levels of microwave radiation may damage heat sensitive tissues, including the eyes.
Although well-maintained microwaves ovens, should pose no leakage threat, a regular and reliable testing process should be conducted by qualified personnel using suitable test instruments that meet this new criteria.
Celtek has always achieved these IEC recommendations in terms of accuracy and calibration. The traceable calibration certificate is your customer’s guarantee that the instrument readings, upon which their safety depends, are accurate.
These calibrated instruments are used to confirm that any leakage from the heating source is within the safe UK tolerance. Any leakage exceeding the safe level will be identified and the customer may then be advised how the problem may be overcome.
The Microwave Safety section of this site contains more detailed information on the levels of radiation leakage typically considered problematic and how this is measured.
Please browse through our site and feel free to contact us with any enquiries relating to microwave safety.