UL DQS India Releases The First IEC 61340 Certification In India

logo-dqsUL DQS India, the Indian subsidiary of DQS Holdings GmBH has awarded IEC 61340-5-1 certification to BARCO Electronics. This is the first time a company in India has been awarded this certificate. The purpose of this standard is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program.

IEC 61340-5-1 focuses on the requirements for an ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) control program. The standard applies to activities that manufacture, process, assemble, install, package, label, service, test, inspect, transport or otherwise handle electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 V human body model (HBM).

“We are indeed happy to announce the certification of IEC 61340-5-1 to BARCO Electronics. This is a first in India for any certification body and second only for UL DQS for the said certification. This version of IEC 61340-5-1 has been aligned with other major ESD control program standards used throughout the world. Taking advantage of this alignment, BARCO is very unique to be certified for both ANSI ESD S20:20 – 2007 as well as IEC 61340-5-1 Standards, said Dr K Murugan, CEO & MD, UL DQS India.

“We have successfully completed the audit of BARCO Electronics and are glad to award this certification to the company. This is a well deserved certification received by BARCO as they have met all the necessary requirements and standards.” said Mr Krishna Kamath – Head Aerospace Practise, UL DQS India, who was the lead auditor for the audit conducted at the Noida Plant of Barco Electronics.