November 2022
Volume 74    Issue 280

An overview of existing EMI standards applicable to mining

Girman, Matthew; Reyes, Miguel; Zhou, Chenming


Electromagnetic energy emitted from electronic devices has been known to interfere with other electronic systems, hindering their ability to function properly. Mines have many electronic devices critical to the health and safety of mine workers that could be negatively affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI). To ensure that devices are electromagnetically compatible, tests must first be conducted to measure emissions and check for immunity. Standards are available across multiple industries that prescribe emission limits and test methods for electronic devices. A literature review was conducted in this study, and an overview of EMI standards in other industries is provided. Also, an example of how a standard can be applied to mining equipment is presented.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2022) 39:77–88,


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