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Microwave Instruments and IEC Standard
IEC60335-2-25 Ed6 includes a leakage-test instrument specification:
a) Instruments are subject to regular calibration and
b) Response to plane wave of all polarization should fall within a tolerance of +/- 1dB.
Is your microwave instrument up to spec., and is it calibrated? Do you have a traceable calibration certificate?
Microwave heating sources can, on occasion, leak above leakage standards without detection, damaging heat sensitive aras, including the eyes.
Although well-maintained microwaves ovens should pose no threat, a regular and reliable testing process should be conducted by qualified personnel using calibrated 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.