Installation Guidelines for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Issue

Faulty operation of BMS equipment due to electrical interference from other equipment can be difficult and costly to identify and fix.  Guidance is required for best installation practices to minimise the source of the interference and to protect against it when it occurs.

Product Line

TAC I/NET, TAC Vista, Andover Continuum, Satchwell MicroNet, Satchwell Sigma, TAC I/A Series, Field Devices, SmartStruxure Solution, Other, Pelco Cameras, Pelco Monitors, Pelco Video Management, Pelco Matrix, Pelco Transmission & Power

Environment

All

Cause

Poor installation can cause equipment to generate high and low frequency electromagnetic interference that can disrupt the operation of other systems.

Resolution

Schneider Electric has produced a document Practical Installation Guidelines which discusses the theory and offers practical guidelines to protect against and minimise the generation of, electromagnetic interference.