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Innovation, Research & Development

EEP is constantly seeking ways to improve or enhance its products and services. Two major recent developments are:

MRI Dimmable, LED lighting system

This is designed specifically to function safely and effectively within the high intensity magnetic field environment found within an MRI room. This is a low energy device that provides variable, flickerless and comfortable lighting levels. In addition, it also acts as a self contained emergency lighting unit.

EEP evaluation installation
EEP evaluation installation
LED dimmer test rig
LED dimmer test rig
Prototype lamp unit
Prototype lamp unit
LED dimming lighting system in MRI room
LED dimming lighting system in MRI room

MRI Shielded doors

A major root and branch review and upgrade program was completed mid 2010. This resulted in a new generation of RF shielded doors ready to meet the projected higher performance demands for future shielding requirements, coupled with low through life costs. Improved operational benefits include:

  • Using a bevel edged door to deliver better RF sealing around the periphery of the door frame
  • For the user – less force required to open / close the door
  • For the scanner manufacturer – easier access for installation
  • For the architect – improved aesthetics and the option of various finishes
  • For the installer – easier to fit, adjust and set up
  • For EEP – a more economic construction
Prototype door fingers strip
Prototype door fingers strip
Slimline door
Slimline door
Low profile handle / lock mechanism
Low profile handle / lock mechanism

Future Needs

In readiness for future demands, EEP engages with internationally respected institutions such as the UK's National Physical Laboratory, to identify areas that will enhance the overall performance of our shielding systems. Ongoing research into the magnetic properties of materials, coupled with experimental installation techniques, has helped EEP provide smarter, improved magnetic field shielding systems - at less cost.

Magnetic shielding test rig Magnetic shielding test rig Magnetic shielding test rig
Magnetic shielding test rig

Shielded room demonstrator

Our head office in Saffron Walden houses a fully functional unit that provides realistic conditions under which we can conduct experiments and:

  • Undertake comparative performance studies to evaluate key elements e.g. shielding materials, waveguides, vision panels etc
  • Develop, test and improve upon the individual components that make up the room
Components Components Components

In addition, this provides a realistic facility for EEP to give practical demonstrations to clients and train staff.