New company to help engineers with EMC challenges

Posted on 27 Oct 2016 by Jonny Williamson

Power quality specialist, EMC Standards is a new company that has been set up in Staffordshire to educate design engineers, electrical engineers, plant managers and other electrical practitioners about electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues.

Set up by expert electrical engineers, the company aims to refresh the way people learn about EMC issues, reportedly moving away from the old ‘bricks and mortar’ methods to a new service that reaches a wider audience.

EMC Standards will share this information through its website, which contains a wealth of downloadable information, including a wide range of practical guides to regulations.

The company also offers a subscription service, where subscribers will receive regular new information and training material as soon as it is released. For those who want to learn more, EMC Standards also offers paid content and increased access to unique and valuable resources.

EMC Standards’, Keith Armstrong explained: “EMC problems usually occur when equipment is not installed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines or when it does not conform to regulations.

“This leads to electromagnetic and radiofrequency interference (EMI/RFI) that can raise energy costs and affect telecoms equipment, as well as interfere with other equipment on the network.”

He continued: “EMC is generally not taught as part of conventional engineering qualifications, so we find that many engineers and designers are not as knowledgeable as they should be.

“We will help designers, development staff, installers and maintenance staff to gain a better comprehension of EMC at each stage of the product cycle.

“Through our own experiences, we have developed many ways to resolve EMC problems, which can save companies large amounts of time and money. Many issues can be solved using practical techniques that cannot be learnt in a classroom. Therefore, we will educate design engineers and practitioners by using actionable information to solve real-world problems.”

For engineers who want to test their knowledge, a quiz is now live on the company’s website, where engineers can see how much they know and identify areas for possible improvement.