ElectroMagnetic Compatibility

To ensure your substation is safe from the effects of electric and magnetic fields internally for operational staff and externally for members of the public, you will need to comply with ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) or Electromagnetic Field (EMF) regulations. This is to ensure that the electromagnetic field levels are below the tolerable limits set out in the UK by the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 and ICNIRP guidelines. 


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PSE 2 provides a wide range of ElectroMagnetic studies to help you comply with regulations for your substations, motors/generators, cables, overhead lines or power electronic devices. At the beginning of every project we will send you a request for information. This will include information we require to carry out our modelling tasks, such as your site plan, data sheets, and detailed drawings or details on load and points of connection within a substation.

We can produce a model of your substation from plan drawings and equipment specifications using a finite element analysis package. We can then assign realistic boundary and operating conditions (based on the load and voltage) and compute the electric and magnetic field distribution in and around the substation to help you get planning permission or to prove that your design is safe. If your plant/equipment is energised and loaded (even if temporarily for commissioning purposes) we can also take measurements for further assurance that your site or product is safe.

Our services include:

  • Modelling
  • Assessments using 3D finite element analysis
  • Site-based measurements
  • Validation measurements
  • EMC study to investigate compliance with UKCA marking e.g. emissions measurements for technical file 
  • Reporting and recommendations
  • EMF compliance