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Are you meeting the EMI/RFI threshold for your tool?

We measure and simulate every possible EMI/RFI threat and then design a solution specifically for your research tools. Guaranteed.

When data is your only currency, integrity is everything.
Our responsibility to our clients that conduct scientific research is to guarantee that their research tools always run at maximum resolution, optimum performance, and long-term stability for the lifetime of the tool.

Vitatech® has developed the most thorough survey and assessment processes in the industry, based on hundreds of diverse challenges we’ve encountered with our many clients around the globe—clients such as MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Intel , IBM, and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).  Give us a call. We’re happy to serve your organization with the same dedication and precision.

 

Services

Whatever your tool is, we'll protect it from EMI/RFI.

No matter your tool: SEM, TEM, FIB, STEM, Vitatech knows how to mitigate all the risks to your vital assets. We offer a full-spectrum of EMF engineering services, all under one roof. From feasibility and site survey, design, fabrication, and installation, Vitatech has the in-house and field expertise to manage any size project from start to finish.

Our engineers will come to you and give you all the options. To read more about what your specific needs are, click on one of the services below. Or, call us at 1.540.286.1984, we’re happy to walk you through it.

Our Comprehensive EMI/RFI Services

Full- Spectrum EMI/RFI Testing

Full-spectrum DC,AC ELF,RF EMF Surveys & EMI/RFI EMF Testing

Whether it’s an existing lab, building or proposed building footprint, we collect indoor or outdoor baseline measurements for sensitive research equipment. Vitatech tests the following non-ionizing frequencies:

  • Geomagnetic/Static DC electric/magnetic frequency sources from (0 Hz – 10 Hz)
    • Sources Include: geomagnetic, electrified or diesel trains, vehicles, MRIs, NMRs, research/ramping magnets and processing equipment
  • AC ELF (extremely low frequency) electric/magnetic frequency sources from (3 Hz – 3000 Hz)
    • Sources Include: transmission/distribution lines, transformers, switchgears, busways, risers, conduits, panels, subways/trains, electronics, etc.
  • VLF (very low frequency) and LF (low frequency) frequency sources from 3 kHz – 30 kHz
    • Sources Include: electrotechnical equipment, high resolution display systems, florescent lighting systems, etc.
  • RF (radio frequency) electric/magnetic frequency sources from 14 kHz – 26 GHz
    • Source Include: mobile, marine, UHF/VHF, cell/PCS, radar, radio navigation services, government time radio stations, military communication, etc.
  • PQ (power quality) electrical sources (harmonics, voltage/current surges, etc.)

Building Design Support

Vitatech will recommend EMI/RFI design criteria for building sites, laboratories, classrooms, and offices based on the most up to date commercial standards and manufacturer guidelines for electronic and scientific instruments. Additionally, Vitatech extensively reviews site and utility plans and recommends the most suitable placement and “sweet spots” for EMI sensitive laboratories.

To avoid potentially destructive EMI emissions, grounding plans are analyzed for potential ground loop and plumbing current magnetic emissions.

We present prudent lab recommendations for minimizing building steel magnetization to maximize the amount of usable research space.

And we don’t stop there…

Setback guidelines for all electrical and electromechanical distribution services are provided to contractors, tradesmen, and facilities to assist with maintaining a low EMI environment during and post construction.

We support our mitigation recommendations through commissioning testing. Guaranteed.

Lab Support for Fit-Outs

For laboratory fit-outs, we will review electrical, lighting, plumbing and HVAC design and provide feedback and recommendations for placement of electrical and electromechanical systems including UPS systems, large electric motors (HVAC fans, pumps, etc.), variable speed controllers and electromechanical devices within laboratories.

Vitatech is capable of testing and assessing the EMI impact from lighting and fan coil units within our facility.

EMF/RFI Mitigation

Detection, Control & Mitigation

Vitatech designs and installs cost effective and practical magnetic field solutions in order to achieve optimum performance and long-term stability for the lifetime of the tool. EMI/RFI mitigation solutions include:

  • Magnetic Shielding – reduces emissions from electrical sources and equipment with highly conductive magnetic shielding materials
  • Magnetic Field Cancellation System – custom engineered three-axis magnetic field canceling system
  • Setback Guidelines define safe limits and distances from EMF/RF sources, also known as prudent avoidance

 

Tools We Protect

Whatever your tool, We protect it.

Vitatech protects the following list of equipment and many other sensitive tools:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • E-Beam Writer (E-BEAM)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Linac/Proton Beam
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Tools

Who We Serve

Drexel University

The Bossone Center at Drexel University redesigned their first floor to host a JEOL...

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University of Nevada Las Vegas

Vitatech was hired to collect ambient AC ELF and DC EMI magnetic flux density...

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Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Sanger Hall, is a mixture of academic, administrative offices...

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Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Stinston-Remick Hall, is a 160,000 sq.ft. building with 8,500...

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University of Southern California

University of Southern California (USC) expanded their research initiatives to construct a new 170,000...

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NC A&T and UNCG Collaborative Building

Vitatech was commissioned by HDR Architecture in November of 2008 to perform an initial...

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University of Ottawa

A feasibility study was performed at the University of Ottawa MacDonald Hall site in...

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University of New South Wales

The Sydney light rail expansion is planned to service the University of New South...

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University of Massachusetts Medical School

Cryo EM Magnetic Shielding New England’s First-of-its-Kind Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Cutting-edge microscope facility opens...

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Brookhaven National Labs

The Brookhaven Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) is a research center for cutting-edge nanoscience...

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Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute formerly known as UKCMRI, is a shared facility of combined...

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BP Naperville

The British Petroleum Naperville Campus, located in Naperville Illinois, accomodates for 1,400 employees and...

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CIC BiomaGune

The Government of Spain funds a non-profit research organization CIC BiomaGUNE, specializing in molecular-level...

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Duke University CIEMAS

CIEMAS is a four building, 322,000 sq. ft. research center located at the Duke...

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Georgia Institute of Technology

The Nanotechnology Research Center (NRCB) at the Georgia Institute of Technology provides 30,000 Sq....

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University of Arkansas Little Rock

Scientists throughout the world cooperating to find the latest innovation in nanotechnology can be...

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University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh wanted to utilize the ground floor and third floor lab space...

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a 6.5...

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University of Virginia

Wilsdorf Hall is a 99,000 square-foot, five-story structure that links the materials science and...

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New York University

The Smilow Research Center is a 13-story, state-of-the-art research facility at New York University...

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Harvard University

Vitatech was retained by Wilson Architects to perform an EMI/RFI assessment at the proposed...

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MASDAR

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was established as...

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University of Buffalo

The University of Buffalo’s Kapoor Hall, recently added a 160,000 sqare-foot facility for the...

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Swinburne University

The Advanced Technology Centre at Swinburn University located in Hawthorn, Victoria, recently constructed a...

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University of Sydney

The University of Sydney hired Vitatech as the owners representative to ensure AIN has...

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Arizona State University

Arizona Biodesign Institute is Arizona’s single largest research infrastructure invested in the biosciences. Encompassing...

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Purdue University

The College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University is a facility of...

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