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EMC in Railways 2020 (Cancelled)

The EMC in Railways seminar, now in its third year, has been established as a major annual rail EMC event both for knowledge exchange and networking. This year it will again provide insights, knowledge and practical advice into the latest developments of Electromagnetic Compatibility railway design from a systems engineering perspective, whilst providing key information on relevant case studies and interfaces with third parties.

The talks will be given by leading industry EMC specialists representing major stakeholders such as the train manufacturers, the railway infrastructure owners and the design houses.

As with the previous events, ample time will be provided during breaks for networking.

The technical talks will centre on:

  • EMC Railway Design
  • EMC Challenges when introducing new Rolling Stock in the UK infrastructure
  • Radio Frequencies EMC
  • Practical advice how to write good railway EMC documents
  • EMC Railway measurements
  • EMC Railway modelling
  • EMC train/infrastructure interface
  • EMC Railways/National Grid interface


Monika Ruh - Stadler Rail
Dr Helen Yu - Principal Engineer [Power Systems-EMC), Network Rail
Dr Mike Rammsbottom - EMC Consultant, Permarail ltd.
David Atkey - Principal Engineer, Network Rail
Adrian Hines - EMC Consultant, Railway Technology Consultants
Dr Kafil Ahmed - Design Engineer, Network Rail


29 Apr 2020

Add to Calendar 04/29/2020 09:00 04/29/2020 17:00 EMC in Railways 2020 (Cancelled) The talks will be given by leading industry EMC specialists representing major stakeholders such as the train manufacturers, the railway infrastructure owners and the design houses. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


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Reasons to attend

  • A chance to network with the major rail EMC industry stakeholders such as train manufacturers, infrastructure owners and designers
  • Technical talks dealing with challenging EMC issues present on our railways
  • Take part in advice and discussion opportunities which are focused around the latest rail EMC policies from the infrastructure owners


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

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Registration and refreshments


Chair’s welcome and introduction

Alex Gavrilakis, Network Rail


What makes a quality EMC deliverable?

Dave Atkey, Principal Engineer, Network Rail


Signalling compatibility between AC and DC railways, an EMC Case Study

Adrian Hines, EMC Consultant, Railway Technology Consultants


Refreshments and networking


EMC challenges of introducing new rolling stock in the UK

Dr Monika Ruh, Stadler Rail


Lunch and networking


Monitoring AC and DC railways and the mystery of resonances

Dr Mike Ramsbottom, EMC Consultant, Permarail


Refreshments and networking


The Integrated AC Railway System Testing for EMC

Dr Helen Yu, Principal Engineer, Network Rail


EMC and the future of railway communications

Dr Kafil Ahmed, Design Engineer, Network Rail


Closing Remarks

Programme subject to change