This is a guide for the system designers and installers faced with the day-to-day issues of achieving EMC, and will be found valuable across a wide range of roles and sectors, including process control, manufacturing, medical, IT and building management. The EMC issues covered will also make this book essential reading for product manufacturers and suppliers - and highly relevant for managers as well as technical staff. The authors' approach is thoroughly practical - all areas of installation EMC are covered, with particular emphasis on cabling and earthing. Students on MSc and CPD programmes will also find in this book some valuable real-world antidotes to the academic treatises. The book is presented in two parts: the first is non-technical, and looks at the need for EMC in the context of systems and installations, with a chapter on the management aspects of EMC. The second part covers the technical aspects of EMC, looking at the various established methods which can be applied to ensure compatibility, and setting these in the context of the new responsibilities facing system builders. EMC for Systems and Installations is designed to complement Tim Williams' highly successful EMC for Product Designers.

Key Features

Practical guide to EMC design issues for those involved in systems design and installation. Complementary title to Williams' bestselling EMC for Product Designers. Unique guidance for installers on EMC topics.


Systems engineers and technicians, installation engineers, EMC test and consultant engineers, IEE CPD students, 3rd year and MSc students.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview: Introduction; The EMC needs of systems; The EMC Directive's requirements for systems and installations; Management of systems. Part 2: Technical issues: Interference sources and coupling; Earthing and bonding; Cabinets and cubicles; Cabling; Filtering; Surge protection; In-situ testing. Appendices: Systems EMC checklist; Harmonized EMC standards for apparatus, and their requirements in short form; Some published case studies; Useful tables and formulae; Glossary; Further reading; Index.


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About the authors

Tim Williams

Tim Williams worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer, before startinghis own consultancy specializing in EMC design and test advice and training. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public, over the last 25 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Elmac Services, Wareham, UK


"...contains all the fundamental information necessary for designing equipment and systems to meet the EMC requirements." Tony Waldron, Cadac Sound+