TEMPEST INC. >Courses > Construction of Electromagnetically Shielded Enclosures.

Construction of Electromagnetically Shielded Enclosures
( Shielded rooms ).

A one day course
Location: Electromagnetics testing laboratory, TEMPEST INC. ( Northern Virginia )
For more information, call us at: (703) 836-7378

Construction of a shielded room or a SCIF is very different from the typical construction project. It is a combination of carpentry, plumbing and electronic assembly. The necessary techniques in many cases are counter-intuitive: They are the opposite of what must be done in normal construction projects. If these techniques are not employed, the finished enclosure will be full of invisible electronic leaks. These leaks are extremely difficult to locate and fix. They can quickly turn a profitable project into a financial disaster. Unlike most trades, there is currently no formal training or apprenticeship program for personnel involved in the construction of shielded enclosures. This course fills a long-standing need in the shielding industry.

This course covers the special construction techniques involved in building shielded enclosures. It reviews a typical government testing standard, and provides a basic command of the terminology and concepts used in the shielding industry. Students will possess the ability to properly construct a shielded enclosure under the direction of an experienced project engineer. They will also possess the ability to effectively eliminate electronic leaks, once they have been located by a shielding effectiveness tester. They will be familiar with the hazards to people and equipment that are involved in shielding effectiveness tests.

Anyone in government or industry whose responsibilities involve the construction, maintenance, or repair of shielded enclosures can benefit.

Continuing Education Units: 2
( 1 for attending lectures, 1 for participation in lab work. )
Equivalent to 20 Professional Development Hours (PDH) per Pennsylvania Engineering Act 25 CE section 4.2