Measurements and simulations on ELF-EMF magnetic field exposures from multiple electric transmission lines

Nazaruddin Abd Rahman, Wan Norliza Binti Mahadi

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There is an attempt to correlate the public health risk with strong magnetic fields from high voltage multiple transmission lines. The statement is based on the public perception that multiple sources of two and three tower lines can generate more radiated fields as compared to single tower. This paper evaluates the fact and figures on realistic situation cases about radiated field exposures based on measurements and simulation models of two and three transmission lines. The case study sites which consist of several towers of 132kV and 275kV lines were located in Melaka district, Malaysia. Measurement procedures of magnetic fields were conducted based on the IEEE/ANSI 644 standard while the dose exposure reference value was based on the public exposures of the ICNIRP limits. The results obtained from this analysis are then compared with the ICNIRP standard for assessing the significance of dose exposure between actual conditions in TNB systems with optimum simulated models of phase arrangements. Recommendations on the threshold value limits at both ROW for the new and existing transmission lines were also proposed in conjunction with development of TNB ELF-EMF policy guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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