King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


KAUST Characterization and Imaging Suites | Magnetic Shielding Systems

Services Provided:

EMI/RFI Site Testing, Utility & LV Electrical Distribution Simulations & Impact Analysis, EMI/RFI Shielding Designs, Fabrications & Installation & Final Commissioning


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a 6.5 million-sq. ft. 26 billion dollar research facility with living accommodations for students and faculty situated about 90 km north of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.

VITATECH was contracted by HOK to simulate magnetic field emissions from the electrical distribution system, predict the DC EMI impact from multiple elevators and recommend mitigation (i.e., magnetic shielding, etc.) to ensure optimal imaging quality for twelve (12) FEI TEMs/SEMs (two Titan 80-300s, Tecnai T12, Titan Krios, Titan CyroTwin, Nova Nano- SEM 630, Quanta 200 FEG, Magellan, Quanta 600 FEG, Helios NanoLab 400S, Quanta 3D, etc.), 20,000 sq. ft. Class 1000/Class 100 cleanroom, and ten (10) Bruker Advance III NMRs (400 MHz to new 22.3 Tesla 950 MHz).

ARAMCO was the Construction Manager with Saudi OGER as the General Contractor. VITATECH was contracted by OGER International, in Paris, France, to project manage on-site AC ELF magnetic shielding construction and perform all final performance testing. Final AC ELF and DC testing showed full compliance with 10 nTp-p (0.1 mGp-p) AC ELF and DC (elevator) EMI magnetic field performance objectives for all SEM/TEM research laboratories, cleanroom and NMR area.

Laboratory Design:  Sweeping Saudi project is forward-thinking, exemplary

Technical Objective
EMF Analysis
EMF Mitigation Solution
EMF/RFI Conclusion