ISO 9001: 2008 is the Quality Management System Standard designed to create a more efficient and effective business operation.
Certification of the quality management system is a confirmation from an independent, competent and accredited agency that the business adheres to the requirements of an internationally recognized quality management system standard.
Nemko’s EMC test facilities can support RF emission measurements from 10 Hz to 110 GHz and RF immunity from 9 kHz to 18 GHz.
Traditionally almost all EMC testing is conducted in an EMC laboratory, under controlled conditions with stable environmental conditions, i.e. ambient noise, temperature and humidity. These tests are usually conducted in isolated chambers, shielded rooms and the equipment under test can be configured and manipulated the way you want.
Nemko can assist in mastering the quality, reliability, maintainability and the accuracy of the customer’s measurements and measuring systems. The uncertainty in measurements can be managed through the periodic calibration of measuring equipment. A thorough knowledge of the performance of the measuring instruments is essential for the effective quality control of various processes.
This is Nemko's own certification mark as established in 1933 as a mandatory mark for electrical products marketed in Norway. Since 1991, it is offered as a voluntary mark and has gained worldwide recognition as a sign of compliance with relevant safety and EMC standards, especially within the IT and office equipment area.
The IEC CB Scheme is by far the largest international certification scheme for products and is the closest there is to worldwide certification. It has more than 60 member countries, but it is also accepted outside these countries
The GS Mark (Geprüfte Sicherheit, meaning Tested Safety) is a specific German mark that is used for a wide range of products, including electrical equipment.
The GS mark is owned and monitored by the German safety authorities, but is offered through Nemko. It is highly recognized not only in Germany, but also throughout Europe.
The CCC (China Compulsory Certification) is required for market access in China for many listed products. It was implemented on May 1, 2002, and replaces the earlier mandatory CCEE and CCIB certification.
GOST R certification is mandatory for a wide range of products and the GOST-R mark is a mandatory certification mark for electrical products, which are going to be shipped into Russia.
The certification is based on safety testing for IEC standards with Russian deviations, EMC testing and for products in contact with food, this also includes hygienic certification. Nemko is one of the few GOST approved laboratories outside of Russia.
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary regulation regarding the environmental impact of a company’s operation. The EMAS scheme is only open to companies with sites located with EU/EEA area.
ISO 14001 helps the organization to manage its environmental aspects and is fundamental for environmental improvements.
Certification to this environmental management system is an effective means to achieve credibility. It has been shown that certification to ISO 14001 helps in achieving market access in areas where a good reputation related to environmental awareness is important and where effective environmental management is a criteria for being approved as a supplier.
ISO 27001 is the Information Security Management System Standard designed to specify the requirements for implementation of security controls within an individual organization. It also covers physical control and IT security issues.
Certification of the information security management system is a confirmation from an independent, competent and accredited agency that the business adheres to the requirements of an internationally recognized information security management system standard. This includes establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the organization’s Information Security Management System.
Occupational Health Safety Assessment System (OHSAS) 18001 is an international standard for occupation health and safety management systems.
OHSAS 18001 is a combined management system for the working environment and safety similar to what is used for quality assurance within a company.
This is a common European third party certification mark granted to certain electrical equipment complying with the European safety standards as defined in the agreement.
Nemko performs certification for non-electrical products. The certified products are entitled to carry the NS-mark showing conformity with relevant Norwegian Standards, which are harmonized with European Norms when available.
Attestation of Conformity, or AoC, attests conformity of the tested product sample only, as sometimes called type certification. As such, it does not include any production surveillance and does not give the right to use any certification mark.
REACH, the European Community Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, is one of the Community’s most complex environmental regulations.
This regulation covers all chemical substances in the EU. The pre-study for the REACH regulation shows that there were over 103,000 different chemical substances within the community.
The key aim behind REACH is to get control of the use of these substances including end of life treatment and recyclability. The regulation states that, in principle, companies must manage the risks of all chemical substances and preparations that they produce in quantities greater than 1 ton and/or import, process, use or distribute these substances and preparations in the EU.
PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) are chemical compounds found on a large scale in oil and coal arising from the chemical conversion of natural molecules to aromatic hydrocarbons.
The recast RoHS directive is mandatory from January 3rd, 2013. The recast RoHS Directive, 2011/65/EU, was implemented from July 2011. The Directive has been known as RoHS recast directive or RoHS II.
The old directive 2002/95/EC will be repealed from January 2nd, 2013 and manufacturers with products within the scope need to follow the new directive.
The Diamond PSE (Product Safety Electric Appliance and Materials) Mark is mandatory in Japan for all specified electrical appliances to show that the product complies with the Japanese technical standards for electrical devices.
The IECEE EMC CB is an international scheme equivalent to the IECEE CB Scheme, but is intended specifically for EMC standards instead of safety standards.
The Circle PSE (Product Safety Electric Appliance and Materials) Mark is mandatory in Japan for all electrical appliances (other than the specified electrical appliances) to show that the product complies with the Japanese technical standards for electrical devices.
The CB-FCS (Full Certification System) is an advanced version of the traditional CB Scheme.
Nemko provides testing and certification of component and installation materials according to a wide range of product categories and standards.
The majority of Nemko’s personnel are engineers who have skills in different disciplines and types of products. Typically this is testing, inspection and quality auditing within the electrical, mechanical and telecom/radio product areas.
Nemko offers highly qualified personnel with an independent and neutral position, who act objectively and without bias to other parties involved.
Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) is also known as Final Random Inspection. It is performed when 100% of the products are finished with at least 80% of export cartons packed. During the inspection, products will randomly be selected according to AQL standards by our inspectors.
During inspection, a product sample size may be randomly selected according to one of the well-known international standards:
Service offerings in the INSPECTION area (Nemko GmbH & Co.KG in Germany)
A unique service to Nemko Germany is the inspection of public buildings, related electrical equipment, installations and systems.
This field of operation emerged from the German company ERG (Elektrotechnische Revisionsgesellschaft), that was founded in Germany in 1937 and was integrated into the international Nemko operations in 1996. ERG is a registered trade mark of Nemko.
Nemko offers pre-evaluation during the early stages of the product development cycle, from the initial evaluation of the product design to testing as well as project management during the different development stages.
Pre-testing by Nemko in an early stage of the product development is useful for identifying non-conformities before the product is actually completed.
Nemko may guide designers and manufacturers about applicable requirements already at the very beginning of the product development in order to reduce the chance of non-conformities later on.
When developing a new product the following should be analyzed:
Project management is an important tool for keeping a project on track at all times so as to secure a fast and efficient product delivery to the market.
IEC 61508 applies to the functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety-related systems. This standard studies the use of programmable electronic systems in security features.
Nemko has the capability to test most types of acoustic noise on-site, indoors as well as outdoors.
Ergonomics is the design guideline or requirements for performance specifications. This is aimed at ensuring effective and comfortable working conditions for users with normal, worse or even adjustable operation activities. The test methods and metrology are based on the human conditions in order to decide the measurements and criteria for product design evaluation.
Nemko provides testing for mechanical shock on products according to IEC 60068-2-27.
Mechanical shock is one of the most common causes of nonstructural failure in mechanical and electrical systems.
Nemko calibrations can be classified to standard calibration, accredited calibration, other quality calibration and smart calibration. In all calibrations the measuring points are selected in accordance with the manufacturer’s performance test or equivalent.
Nemko's customer oriented service is based on a professional attitude, flexibility, competitive pricing and short lead times. We take into account the client's special requirements for the operation of the equipment.
Nemko calibrates a large variety and different quantities of instrument types.
Nemko's metrology training focuses on basic measurement techniques, the use of instruments, uncertainty and errors in measurements, instrument calibration and metrological quality management.
Repair and maintenance are essential parts of the proper management of measuring equipment and systems. Nemko is an independent, highly experienced and customer oriented supplier of repair and maintenance services for measuring equipment and tools. Modern facilities, long-time experience and good availability of spare parts guarantee fast and reliable service for various types of equipment from numerous manufacturers.
In many occasions there are situations where the expertise of measurement techniques is required. Often the requirement is temporary and a high level expertise is needed.
In such cases the use of an external specialist is often more efficient and reliable than using one’s own resources. Nemko offers versatile and flexible expert services for different kinds of measurement problems.
Special Inspection (SI) / Field Evaluation is an alternative to traditional Product Safety Certification for Electrical products. This service provides on-the-spot evaluation, testing and labeling.
Traditionally almost all testing is conducted in a laboratory, under controlled conditions with stable environmental conditions, i.e. ambient noise, temperature and humidity. These tests are usually conducted in isolated chambers or shielded rooms, and the equipment under test can be configured and manipulated the way you want.
Nemko AS is the only Norwegian member of the IQNet - The International Certification Network.
IQNet is the central body representing 36 national and international certification companies with a network of more than 200 subsidiaries worldwide. The IQNet certificate grants to customers the use of IQNet exclusive registered mark, which is known around the world as a synonym of Quality.
Nemko also offers training and e-learning as well as internal training for companies to better understand and implement management system certification within their organization.
ISO 50001 helps the organization to manage its energy aspects and is fundamental for energy improvements.
Certification to this energy management system is an effective means to achieve credibility. Making buildings more energy efficient cuts costs, offers market-beating investment returns, and protects companies from rising energy prices. It is also important where effective energy management is a criteria for being approved as a supplier.