Techonology : EMC

EMC awareness for Industrial Automation Systems

Location: Your SitePlease contact for course dates. Duration (days): 1

New Course for 2019

The use of switching devices such as variable speed drives, whose switching frequency is likely to increase in the future, makes the likelihood of sporadic production outages due to the effects of EMC  issues more likely.

Following the launch of the new PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) guideline entitled “Functional Bonding and Shielding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET” Control Specialists Ltd are now offering a one-day training course on a topic that continues to bring many misconceptions and challenges for both experienced technicians and engineers alike.

This course, which includes practical exercises and demonstrations, aims to provide key players with the knowledge to make informed decisions during the design, installation and commissioning phases and ensure reliability of associated industrial networks and control systems.

Course Schedule

Fundamentals

Impedance – Resistance / Inductance / Capacitance

Frequency / Wavelength

Resonance

Differential Mode v Common Mode currents

Methods of Coupling

Galvanic

Near Field E/H

Radiated

Applicable Standards including the new PI Guidelines.

Industry Emissions Limits / frequency ranges they apply to

Common sources / victims

Low Voltage Distribution Systems

TN-C, TN-S and others

EMC considerations

Equipotential Bonding Techniques

Parallel Earth Conductors – wire / cable tray / trunking / conduit / cable armouring

Bonding Straps v wires.

CBN / MESH-BN

Pragmatic improvements of existing bonding systems

Cable Segregation & Shielding

Cable Segregation

Shielding – Reflection (Transmission Line analogy) / Absorption (Skin Effect)

Shield Termination / Earth Loops and Balanced v Unbalanced transmission systems

Capacitive termination of a shield

EMC Glands

Pig Tailing of shield v 360 degree bonding

Enclosure (Panel) Design Considerations

Bonding of Panel Sides

Cable entry / exit – reference plane

Potential issues associated with apertures – ventilation fans.

Internal routing of cables.

CE compliance of panels and devices inside them.

Variable Speed Drives 

Basis of operation

Supply cabling / filtering / harmonics / Shielding / Cable rating

Motor cabling / emissions / shielding

Common Problems

Qualification

What to check and how to check it.

IQ Document

For more information contact Peter Thomas of Control Specialists Ltd – peter.thomas@controlspecialists.co.uk

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