Microwave Oven Radiation Leakage Testing

Are your workplace microwave ovens compliant to the Australian standard?

ETS provide Microwave Oven Radiation and Safety inspections using highly sensitive equipment. Initially technicians locate and barcode all microwave units for tracking and data management procedures then complete the specified test procedures as below.

ETS conduct a 3-point safety check each microwave on your premises to ensure it complies with Australian Safety Standards.

Microwave Radiation Testing

What is Microwave Oven Radiation?

Whenever a microwave oven is turned on, a High Frequency Radio wave emission is produced which causes the water molecules in the food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat within the food, which in turn, cooks the food.

The energy produced by a microwave oven can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health. Once you turn off the oven, the microwaves disappear but until then, you may be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of radiation leakage.

What causes microwave ovens to leak?

Slamming the oven door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges, or basic wear and tear all cause the oven door to slightly separate from the oven enclosure. Once this happens, invisible microwaves leak through the small space.

Microwave Oven Radiation Testing

ETS provide a Microwave Oven Radiation Leakage Service to test your microwave oven for leakage under the Australian Standard AS3350.2.25.

The ETS Microwave Oven Test includes:

  • An Electrical Safety Test to ensure microwave ovens are compliant.
  • A Physical Damage Inspection to ensure correct functioning and safety compliance to Australian Standards.
  • A Power Output Inspection which measures the wattage of the oven to ensure that the electrical flow and magnetron of the unit are operating at respectable levels as per Standard requirements.
  • A Radiation Leakage Inspection involving the measurement of radiation levels around the oven with a microwave specific meter.
  • Upon completion of testing, a certification label (indicating radiation and power levels) will be place on the front of the oven.
  • A certification tag and barcode tag will be placed on the power lead and a detailed inspection report will be provided.

To find out more please contact ETS on 1300 30 49 59 or use our online enquiry form

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