EMC Short Course in South Africa: 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2018

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08 Oct 2018


EMC Short Course in South Africa:  31 Oct - 6 Nov 2018 presented by MESA Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd

To be held at the Denel Houwtec test facility, near Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa To register, and for more information, please email: info@mesasolutions.co.za

Given MESA Solution's close links with academia, it is only natural that we offer both fundamental and  advanced  training  in  EMC,  which  often  does  not  receive  enough  consideration  during  the design process.

This will be our primary training event for 2018, supported by the IEEE 4th Global Electromagnetic Compatibility  Conference  (GEMCCON)  that  takes  place  immediately  afterwards,  from  7  to  9 November 2018, at nearby Stellenbosch University: https://sites.google.com/view/gemccon2018.

MESA  Solutions  and  Keith  Armstrong  of  Cherry  Clough  Consultants  will  be  presenting  this short course on EMC Fundamentals for Laboratories and Industry. The strong foci of this course are the underlying EMC principles and the practical design of PCBs, equipment, systems and installations. This includes incorporating hardening measures to reduce the effect of interference.

We will investigate the effects of unwanted electric and magnetic field coupling as demonstrated through a number of key experiments. The influence of ground loops, poor equipment placement and connections, and the effects of common conductors will also be considered. Finally,  the  practical  design  of  circuits,  PCBs,  interconnections,  filters  and  shields  relevant  to  the interference frequencies being considered, will provide the attendees with the necessary tools to handle the majority of EMC issues quickly and cost-effectively. For further information, and registration details, please email: info@mesasolutions.co.za.

Course Agenda

Wednesday 31 October
 
08:30      Tea/coffee; Introduction and Overview
08:45      EMC Perspectives and Key Standards 
09:15      The Physics of EMC (no maths!), Part 1
10:15      Tea/coffee
10:30      The Physics of EMC (no maths!), Part 2
12:30      Lunch
13:30      The Physics of EMC (no maths!), Part 3
15:30      Tea/coffee
15:45      Demonstration of Twin-flex Experiment
 
Thursday 1 November
 
08:30      Tea/coffee; Review of Twin-Flex Experiment (CM & DM Coupling)
09:15      EMC techniques for cables and connectors
10:30      Tea/coffee
10:45      Transfer Impedance of Cables (a practical experiment)
12:00      Lunch
13:00      EMC Filtering
15:00      Tea/coffee
15:15      Circuit design for EMC: a) Digital b) Analogue c) Power conversion d) Wired comm’s
 

EMC Course in South Africa, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2018                                 

Friday 2 November

08:30      Tea/coffee; Choosing components for EMC
09:15      EMC Shielding, DC to 10s of GHz, Part 1
10:15      Tea/coffee
10:30      EMC Shielding, DC to 10s of GHz, Part 2
11:30      Shielding Plates (Experiment done in front of class with review afterwards) 12:30      Lunch
13:30      EM zoning, shielding, filtering and cabling for cabinets, systems and installations, Part 1
14:45      Tea/coffee
15:00      EM zoning, shielding, filtering and cabling for cabinets, systems, installations, Part 2
 
Monday 5 November
 
08:30      Tea/coffee; EMC Perspectives and Key Standards
09:00      Demonstration of Twin-flex Experiment
10:15      Tea/coffee
10:30      Review of Twin-Flex Experiment (CM & DM Coupling)
11:00      Essential PCB design techniques for EMC, Part 1
12:30      Lunch
13:30      Essential PCB design techniques for EMC, Part 2
14:30      Tea/coffee
14:45      Essential PCB design techniques for EMC, Part 3
 
Tuesday 6 November
 
08:30      Tea/coffee; Current Diversion experiment
09:30      Saving time and money with good EMC design (for managers and Directors)
10:15      Tea/coffee
10:30      Overview of EMC testing for IEC domestic, commercial, industrial standards Part 1
12:00      Lunch
13:00      Overview of EMC testing for IEC domestic, commercial, industrial standards Part 2
14:00      Tea/coffee
14:15      Reverberation Chamber and OATS Measurements
15:15      What does all this mean for labs and industrial environments?
In-house pre-compliance testing, alternative EMC measurements
 
Costs, and Materials provided
The cost for each participant is 3897-00 South African Rand per day, and VAT is payable.Partial attendance of the first three, or last two days is possible – please specify during registration. Comprehensive coursenotes will be provided.
 
Tea/coffee and lunches are included in the course fee.
To register, and for more information, please email: info@mesasolutions.co.za
 
15:45      End of Day 5, and Course Conclusion

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