EMC Nuclear Testing Chamber

AMS Building New EMC Testing Chamber in 2018


 

AMS is making significant progress on the construction of a third building, representing a major expansion to its main technology campus headquarters. Construction is slated for completion by late spring 2018. This $5 million testing and research and development (R&D) facility will add 15,000 square feet of new office and laboratory space to AMS’ existing headquarters, including housing a $1 million electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber.

The 540 square foot chamber is designed to accommodate equipment with weights that exceed 2500 lbs. and as long as 22 feet. The new chambers also features a 120 square foot control room that allows for remote access of testing procedures.

“We are extremely excited about these new changes,” said AMS president and CEO Dr. Hash Hashemian. “This expansion of our EMC and cable testing services allows us to meet the I&C system testing needs of the existing fleet of U.S. nuclear power plants, as well as many in Europe and Asia. In doing so, it further establishes AMS as a global market leader in testing the control systems of nuclear power plants across the world.”

AMS has an exclusive array of equipment and technologies to meet the EMC qualification needs of the nuclear industry and to support digital I&C and wireless technology implementation. AMS’ state-of-the-art EMC laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee is an A2LA Accredited Electrical Testing facility (A2LA Cert. No. 3483.01) that is staffed by iNARTE–certified EMC Engineers and Specialists. The AMS A2LA QA management system is audited once every two years by A2LA to maintain accreditation of our EMC laboratory. Several audits of both of our QA programs are also performed each year by customers who use our EMC expertise including audits by members of the Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC).

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • 480 VAC To 100kVa Power System
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Facilitates Equipment As Long As 22 Feet
  • IEC Testing For International Clients And Others
  • Remote Video Monitoring Capability
  • RF Isolated Support Room Provides Increased Test Results
  • Facilitates Weights In Excess of 2500 lbs.