Working Group Details
TC95_SC5 - Working Group for Safety Levels with Respect to Electro-Explosive Devices
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IEEE-SASB Coordinating Committees
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PC95.4 - Recommended Practice for Determining Safe Distances From Radio Frequency Transmitting Antennas When Using Electric Blasting Caps During Explosive Operations
This project provides recommended practices for the prediction and practical determination of safe distances from radio and radar transmitting antennas when using electric initiators to remotely detonate an explosive charge. Specifically, this document includes mathematical formulas, tables, and charts that allow the user to determine safe distances from RF transmitters with spectrum bands from 0.5 MHz to 300 GHz, including VHF, UHF television antennas, FM, AM radio transmitting antennas, radar navigation beacons, and portable communication devices. This document excludes criteria for the use of electro-explosive devices (EEDs) within electrically conductive enclosures or weapons and does not include discussion of hazards deriving from electromagnetic fields generated by other sources of energy such as electrical storms, electromechanical equipment, electrical power plants or power transmission lines.