Articles in the ‘Microwave Emission’ Category

Microwave Emission Labels Provide Comfort of Mind

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Microwaves can be found almost anywhere people and employees are found. If not working properly, microwaves can emit harmful radiation that can be quite dangerous for anyone using or working near the microwaves, so it’s important to test them. By the use if microwave emission labels, its easy to tell the safety of whatever microwave is being used, and it can even indicate when the next time its servicing is due, thus creating an environment to foster the utmost safety and confidence in use. Applied to other potentially hazardous electrical appliances, these simple to read emission labels display all of the information necessary for safe use specific to microwaves.

PAT testing is a crucial and oftentimes mandatory set of testing procedures utilized in the United Kingdom to ensure the usability and safety surrounding the use of electrical appliances in a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial settings. PAT testing stands for Portable Appliance Testing, and by using PAT test labels, they affectively and efficiently express information regarding if a person should use that appliance, or the next time it should be used. Microwave emissions testing tests the amount of emissions a microwave emits, and the results of such a test are displayed using microwave emission labels.

A specific test unique to microwaves is the microwave emission test, and through the use of microwave emission labels users can avoid the hazards and dangers that may be associated with the use of potentially harmful microwaves. Microwaves have been known to be extremely dangerous if not properly up kept, and the waves that the can emit have even been linked to the development of certain cancers. Keeping all of this in mind, it seems obvious that labeling microwaves as able to be used or potentially dangerous should be a priority.

Microwave emission labels display several types of important and pertinent information with regards to its use. Besides the information that seems most crucial to know, whether it should be used or not, there is other information that servicemen or technicians may need to know to help with testing procedures. Usually stuck inside the microwave with information written with a permanent marker, information about the amount of emissions present, a spot to indicate who performed the test, and boxes to write when the test was done and when the test should be done next are all displayed prominently as to allow decisions regarding its safety to be made quickly and accurately. There is even a place where it can be indicated if the interlock test has been performed, which basically tests to see if the microwave closes all the way when in use to prevent the escape of very harmful and dangerous emissions.

Without the use of microwave emission labels, it’s safe to say that an object of daily use for most people could potentially be hazardous without anyone knowing. By undergoing mandatory safety checks every several months to a
year, or the PAT test, people can have the safety of mind that comes with knowing that something they use is safe and won’t cause them harm.

Plug Top Labels and Microwave Emission Labels

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

There is a definite need for a system of safety inspection in the home and the workplace, especially as it applies to the use of electrical devices. The potential of fire and other related hazards is proportionately increased by the number and complexity of electrical components and manufacturing equipment put into place in any home environment or industry process.

The abundance of electrical devices and tools that are present today, and the variations of design within those devices, require a greater vigilance to their ability to handle electricity, especially at the loads that many sophisticated objects operate with. While the implementation of guidelines beginning in the 1960’s has provided a much more controllable environment for safety inspecting and reporting, the need for increased innovation in how this is accomplished has brought about more efficient and user-friendly methods.

Visual inspection labels, such as plug top labels and microwave emission labels, allow for an efficient and reliable inspection and reporting method to protect those who must come into contact with various tools and testing equipment, including the common microwave ovens found in so many homes today.

The introduction of the portable appliance testing system, otherwise known as PAT, instituted a much more reliable way to maintain a close watch on tools and devices that proliferate most industrial undertakings these days. Hand-held and plug-in portable electrical implements are in greater use today than ever before, thus demanding that safety precautions keep up with the increased usage of these types of devices.
Plug top labels, due to their diminutive size and shape, can be placed on plug ends and adaptors as well as other electrical wiring which must necessarily access high voltages and amperages. The danger in handling a worn or faulty plug in such close proximity to lethal amounts of electricity is enormous. A plug top label, when affixed to a device plug, will provide valuable information to the user as to the status of the plug, the agency or department and the inspector who has rendered judgment, and the date of the inspection as well as the date of the next required inspection.

Microwave emission labels are equally important in the safe use of microwave devices. Microwaves and radio frequencies are as potentially dangerous as electricity due to their invisible nature and the radiation levels that can be attained by using them. The information provided on microwave emission labels is invaluable in ensuring the acceptable performance of the device. Microwave emission labels are a requirement not only for new microwave products but on those that are re-conditioned for second hand sale.

The modern plug top labels and microwave emission labels are made of durable
materials, such as fabrics or plastics that offer a strong resilience to those factors which used to make hand-written labeling so unreliable. Lamination and adherent display pockets contribute to the longevity of readable information on these types of labels, which is so crucial to their purpose.

The innovations in safety labeling have brought about a much-needed approach to maintaining a safe environment, not only in the workplace but in the home as well.