Monitoring High Frequency EMF Radiation in Plastics Production

Plastics Production

During the production of some plastics, inductive heating using a high-magnetic-field pulse initiates a chemical reaction to generate composite materials.

There are various induction systems used in plastics manufacturing, ranging from 20Khz to 50Mhz or higher.  

These should be assessed for EMF safety as they can be operating at high power, sometimes 5 to 10KW or more.  

This would certainly present an EMF safety hazard to nearby workers. 

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are classed as non-ionising radiation. Unlike ionising radiation, such as X-Rays and Gamma rays, non-ionising radiation does not damage DNA. However, exposure to higher frequencies can cause the temperature in body tissues to rise, which may lead to health complications.  

ARPANSA, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has published a Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 kHz to 300 GHz. This is applicable to workplaces, where there is a risk of staff being exposed to EMF radiation.  

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Our expert team is on hand to answer your questions about EMF radiation exposure and will guide you in selecting the most appropriate EMF radiation protection solution for your employees. 

5 April 2022