is a leading specialist British company protecting people and
equipment from the harmful and negative effects of
Radio Frequency interference (RFI) Radiation
and strong Magnetic Fields.
The company provides practical answers to meet the shielding needs
of today necessary due to ever more sensitive electronic equipment
and increasingly stringent safety standards.
Through knowledge, experience, understanding and analysis, EEP
designs, manufactures, installs and supplies affordable, well
engineered bespoke systems and related products to meet the specific
shielding needs of the client, contractor or end user alike.
The markets that EEP serve:
The Company provides the specialist shielding requirements needed
Shielding against RFI & Radiation Protection and Magnetic
Compatibility Shielding for:
constructing a complete shielded room (fully fitted out if
necessary) ready to accept the scanner plus the associated quench
pipe system and any magnetic shielding required
Radiotherapy & Imaging Centres –
providing radiation protection for: X-ray rooms, PET / CT scanner
suites, Brachytherapy theatres, Linear Accelerators & Radionuclide
Communication and Data Security:
and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) protection for Individual Rooms,
purpose built Static Modular Units, Transportable Cabins or Single
Government / Military:
RFI, Magnetic Compatibility Shielding and EMP protection for
Embassies, Vehicles, Containers & Special Facilities
Industry / Commerce:
RFI, Radiation shielding and EMP protection for Complete Buildings,
Individual Rooms, purpose built Static Modular Units, Transportable
Cabins or Single Equipment Enclosures.
RFI, Radiation Protection and Magnetic Compatibility Shielding for
Research Laboratories, Nuclear Experiments, Medical Research
Scope of work: EEP is a total service provider
with a large portfolio of supporting products to draw upon.
Typically these include own designed and manufactured specialist
radiation shielded doors and cryogenic quench pipe systems (allied
to MRI room shielding work) and suspended grids for mounting
equipment on e.g. x-ray rooms.
Contracting activities range from providing a total ‘Shielding’
package – integrating and co-ordinating all the individual work
elements such as found in a large hospital to building modular rooms
or fitting an EEP single leaf, high performance shielded door.
The company serves the UK and overseas markets and work to national
and international standards as well as specific user group or
equipment manufacturers standards. This diverse experience gives EEP
familiarity with the practical issues that arise on a project;
whether shielding against gamma rays or installing a complex
cryogenic quench pipe system.
Consultancy services are also available e.g. undertaking site
vibration tests and magnetic field fluctuation surveys to ensure the
right environmental conditions exist on a site. In addition, EEP can
provide practical advice on or develop installation specifications
to ensure uniformity and quality of the build can be achieved.
is a BS EN 9001: 2000 accredited company and rigorous monitoring
procedures during the build phase help mitigate risk. This tough
approach is paramount especially when dealing with radiation
shielded areas where strict health physics rules apply and where
undertaking any remedial action post installation, is not only
impractical but not recommended.
An innovative company:
A recent development is the EEP dimmable and flickerless LED
lighting package designed specifically for MRI room applications.
This low energy system delivers light levels comparable with
Shielded room demonstrator:
A fully functional shielded room is located at the Saffron Walden
site. This permits EEP to evaluate new materials, assess and
optimise assembly or installation techniques and quantify the
performance of a product e.g. a vision panel. It also provides for
staff training and giving technical presentation to interested
constantly seeks out ways to improve shielding efficiency using a
combination of materials technology and installation methodology.
Working with an internationally respected laboratory researching has
already helped EEP deliver smarter, better systems at less cost and
readies the business for future technical demands.
Shielding – some notes:
The function of shielding is to control electromagnetic radiation or
magnetic field by the installation a conductive physical barrier
normally hidden within the fabric of a structure.
Materials used include aluminium, copper, stainless steel, lead and
boronated polyethylene, each with its own handling and installation
peculiarities. This necessitates an ability to work equally with
materials as delicate as metal foil less than 0.2mm thick, to heavy
lead blocks at 50mm or more.
For non-ionising radiation (radio frequencies), the shielding
affords protection against unintentional generation, propagation or
reception of unwanted signals but for ionising radiation its purpose
is to contain radiation levels to within safe limits.