Essentials of Railway EMC
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) is an important part of any Rail Project, be it recommissioning or refurbishing Rolling Stock, managing the updates or new builds of Depots and Stabling facilities, or adding apparatus to existing systems.
Consideration for EMC (and subsequent management and assessment of Risk if required) is something that needs to be carried through all of the stages of a project.
This one day course provides an introduction to the essential aspects of EMC in rail projects, and is applicable to
- Infrastructure projects such as electrification, signalling, lineside cabling renewal, or power upgrades
- Apparatus intended for use in the external rail environment or on board rolling stock
- Rolling stock renewals and/or significant upgrades to rolling stock itself.
This course is an excellent platform on which to build further training.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | Six
Course Leader | Rob Armstrong
What is it about?
This course provides an introduction to Rail EMC including
- The EMC Directive
- Railway EMC management
- Introduction to railway EMC standards
- Designing and procuring for EMC
- Railway infrastructure as fixed installations
- Technical Documentation for apparatus
- EMC risk control and assessment
- Laboratory and on-site testing
Our experienced staff will be available throughout to answer any specific questions you may have.
Who should attend?
This is an introductory course designed for those with little experience in Railway EMC but with a background knowledge of EMC in general.
- Engineers who work within the field of EMC on the railway network
- Engineers and manufacturers who make apparatus to be used on the rail network
- Engineers and managers wishing to learn how the EMC is controlled throughout a project
- Rolling Stock manufactures wishing to achieve compliance
- Designers involved in rail projects
- Prime contractors managing rail projects
- Suppliers who need to provide EMC evidence
The course is also relevant for Managers who need to understand Rail EMC, risk and their responsibilities
- Project managers
- Quality managers
- Engineering directors
- Engineering managers
- Construction emgineering managers (CEM)
- Procurement managers
Please note that those attending this course need a basic understanding of EMC.
Need to know more before attending? Our online courses offering E-learning introductions to EMC is a good place to start (see here), or please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What will I achieve?
An overview and understanding of the essentials of EMC for the railway industry
- An understanding of how the legislation and standards are applied to the railway EMC environment
- An understanding of the requirements needing to be specified and met for EMC
- Understand the main aspects of laboratory and on-site testing
- Gain a knowledge of how railway EMC documentation is used and how it fits together
- Increase your knowledge
- Reduce your risk
- Gain the ability to address EMC as part of bids and tenders
- Knowledge of how EMC integrates with other disciplines
- An overview of rail EMC allowing you to specify jobs correctly and know what to expect
- Six continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.