Environmental electromagnetic compatibility tests

Safety aspects of people and equipment in electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.

Electromagnetic environmental compatibility (also known as electromagnetic compatibility to the environment, EMCE) refers to the compatibility of electromagnetic field emissions (EMF) with the environment – in particular human beings – and sets limits to ensure safety and prevent possible damage to health. An exposure scenario describes the effect of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields on e.g. humans at a dedicated location.

The establishment of cellular networks and mobile communication in particular raises the question of the effects of exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic fields (HF-EMF) on people in a room. A metrological determination is indispensable for checking compliance with limit values and the development of immissions. Due to the expansion of cellular networks to include LTE, which has already been completed almost everywhere, as well as the launch of 5G and the associated significant increase in the number of transmitter stations, especially those carried by the body, monitoring of the immissions affecting humans is once again coming increasingly into focus.

CETECOM offers services related to the safety aspects of people and equipment in electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.

This includes the following areas:

  • Public:
    • Evaluation of electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the low and high frequency range with regard to the exposure of the general population, e.g. in accordance with 26th BImSchV – twenty-sixth ordinance to implement the Federal Immission Control Act (Ordinance on Electromagnetic Fields)
  • Employers:
    • Occupational health and safety in the presence of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in controlled environments – EMFV – “Arbeitsschutzverordnung zu elektromagnetischen Feldern” (formerly BGV/BGR B11, DGUV15/16)

Our measurements of electric fields cover frequency ranges between 0 Hz and 6 GHz, in individual cases also higher frequencies. For magnetic fields, frequencies up to 250 MHz are tested and evaluated.

We cover power generation systems, energy transfer systems (transmission lines, also HVDC), electrical machines and systems as well as intentional radio equipment from radio equipment to mobile base stations and radar stations, as well as other field-emitting devices and systems.

Further information on EMCE can be found on the corresponding subpage of our website.

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