The integration of electronics in large systems and installations steadily increases, consider for example the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things. Power consumption decreases while the operating speed increases making equipment potentially more vulnerable for interference. The responsibility of the installer is shifting towards that of the system integrator, requiring more in-depth knowledge to achieve and maintain EMC during the technical and economical lifespan of the system or installation and the distinction between both diminishes.

EMC for Installers: Electromagnetic Compatibility of Systems and Installations combines an integral risk based approached to EMC design and management with robust technical measures. Written by two experts, who both started nearly three decades ago in EMC, it provides guidance to those new in the field and servers as reference to those with experience.

The book starts with the basic concept of EMC and evolves gradually towards more difficult topics. Particular attention is given to grounding concepts and the protection of cabling and wiring. This book puts a strong focus on passive means that are widely available for each installer: cable conduits used for cable routing can be exploited for significant improvement of the EMC-behavior of the system or installation. In addition, it will be explained how to use standard metallic enclosures to enhance the EMC-performance. For most demanding situations shielded rooms and shielding cabinets are explained. This book describes pre-compliance and full-compliance testing tailored to large systems. Templates and checklists are provided for both risk and management and test management.

  • Electromagnetic compatibility explained as simple as possible, without over-simplifying.
  • Practical approach, with hands-on demonstrations based on an example installation.
  • Learn how to exploit cable conduits, used for cable routing anyway, to improve the EMC performance of an installation.
  • Learn how to exploit standard metallic enclosures to improve EMC in systems.
  • Design of power distribution networks to minimize disturbing fields.
  • Toolbox and templates for managing and sustaining EMC over a long lifetime.

chapter Chapter One|14 pages

Planning for electromagnetic compliance

chapter Chapter Two|23 pages

Grounding and earthing

chapter Chapter Three|37 pages

Cabling, connectors, and assemblies

chapter Chapter Four|23 pages

Protection of cabling and wiring

chapter Chapter Six|40 pages

Barriers against conducted disturbances

chapter Chapter Seven|34 pages

Barriers against radiated disturbances

chapter Chapter Eight|34 pages

Documenting electromagnetic compliance

chapter Chapter Nine|2 pages