EMF & RF Educational Services

Vitatech EMi/RFI Educational Services

Professional, comprehensive educational and training services by our trained engineers.

 

Day 1: Course Outline

Electric & Magnetic Field Concepts and Sources

  • Overview EMF spectrum & field theory
  • Geomagnetic, geoelecetric & DC fields
  • ELF/VLF electric E & magnetic H fields
  • Magnetic Flux Density & Permeability
  • Power & VDT sources
  • EMI – electromagnetic interference
  • Stray voltage, current & plumbing sources

Field Sources & Assessment

  • ELF Electric & magnetic field sources
  • Transmission, distribution & service lines
  • Substations, transformers & network protectors
  • Switchgears, feeders, risers & panels
  • Subways, electric trains & elevators
  • MRIs, electric smelters & electrolysis
  • Ground, plumbing, net & zero sequence
  • currents
  • VDT emissions – ELF & VLF bands
  • Transient & harmonic sources

Field Surveys: Instruments & Tools

  • Electric field meters
  • Gaussmeters & magnetometers
  • Single & triple-axis types with
  • coil, fluxgate & hall-effect probes.
  • Recommended field survey instruments
  • Survey methods – spot, contour & timed
  • VDT instruments/MPR II & IEEE standards
  • Wavefore capture – transients & harmonics

Hands-On Site Survey

  • Review IEEE Standards for ELF & VDT surveys
  • Perform electrical survey – switchgear room/trans.
  • Record any ground, plumbing & net currents
  • Program FieldStar gaussmeter for contour survey
  • Record magnetic field data – switchgear room/offices
  • Download data/generate plots – hatch, profile & 3-D
  • Discuss survey methods & presentation techniques


Day 2: Course Outline

Field Management – Practical Techniques

  • NEC wiring violations & corrections
  • Ground, neutral, net & zero sequence currents
  • Buried power lines, twists & conduit shields
  • Magnetic field cancellation technologies
  • Active & passive wire types
  • Magnetic shielding materials & methods
  • Ferromagnetic materials
  • Conductive materials
  • Flux shunting/ducting shields
  • Eddy current shields
  • Dual substrate shields – the best solution
  • VDT Monitor shields

Electric & Magnetic Field Concepts and Sources

  • Correct NEC violations & grounding problems
  • Install dielectric coupler on water service
  • DC magnetic shields – Subways, MRIs, etc.
  • ELF magnetic shields – offices, work areas, feeders, transformer vaults
  • & switchgear rooms

Health, Exposure & Risk Assessment Information

  • Epidemiology & whole animal stusies
  • Cellular & genetic studies
  • Reproductive & teratological studies
  • Neurobehavioral & melatonin studies
  • EMF Rapid Program update

Litigation & Real Estate Issues

  • Real Estate loss (actual or perceived)
  • Recent NYS Court of Appeals decision
  • NY & NJ school surveys near power lines
  • Utilities’ response to public concern
  • EMF insurance claim, coverage & liability
  • Current litigation in the courts or lack thereof