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Electrical Engineering: Know It All by Dan Bensky, Walt Kester, Tim Williams, John Bird, Clive Maxfield

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Chapter 25

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

M.A. Laughton, A. Maddocks and D.F. Warne

25.1 Introduction

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) has now become a major consideration on any project involving the design, construction, manufacture and installation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Electrical equipment must be designed not only to meet a functional technical performance specification but due consideration must also be given to the interaction the equipment has with the electromagnetic environment in its intended operating location. If the equipment is expected to operate reliably in a steel works, for example, it is imperative that the designers, purchasers, installers and operators are aware of the nature of the electromagnetic ...

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