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Impact of EMF Exposure Limits and MRI

Articles, by Professor J.C. Lin of the University of Illinois in Chicago, highlighting ICNIRP’s role in establishing limits for EMF exposure during MRI procedures were published in IEEE periodicals Microwave Magazine, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 46-56, June 2011, and

Does China Deserve to be an IEC Group A member?

In the world of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) there are several categories of membership for the countries that participate in that international standards body.  Full members are those National Committees that have access to all technical and managerial activities and

Why Doesn’t Europe Want the Best Fire Protection

Fire pump controllers, assemblies of electronic and electrical devices, are intended to ensure critical life-safety operation of fire-fighting pump motors in buildings.  If the pump motors or the controllers fail to operate, there is significant potential for loss of life and loss

Does Canada Need Harmonics Emissions Limits?

The Canadian Standards Association has been pursuing adoption of IEC 61000-3-2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2 and 61000-3-12: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-12 that provide requirements on limiting device harmonic current emissions.  These documents, and IEEE 519, provide requirements for