In this paper the authors present the results of a dosimetric analysis related to the exposure of live-line workers to the magnetic fields generated by high voltage overhead lines and substations. The study extends the work published by Dawson et al. in 2002, considering more evolved anatomical models nowadays available, the new reference limits given by the 2013/35/EU Directive, and a new methodology, based on the intercomparison of two alternative solvers and the use of data filtering. Moreover, additional exposure scenarios are here considered with respect to the studies already available in literature. The results show that for the exposure scenario of high voltage live line works with bare hand method, in any analyzed position, the exposure limits for the tissues of the central nervous system, as well as for all other tissues, are never exceeded, despite in some cases the action levels are exceeded. For the exposure of workers in substations near 220 kV and 380 kV line trap coils exposure is compliant with the regulatory limits if the current flowing through the line trap does not exceed the value of 1000 A. Finally, for the exposure of workers in substations near cable connections, electric field values induced in the body are always lower than regulatory limits with a phase current value equal to 1600 A r.m.s.

Exposure of Live-Line Workers to Magnetic Fields: A Dosimetric Analysis / Bottauscio, Oriano; Arduino, Alessandro; Bavastro, Davide; Capra, Davide; Guarneri, Arianna; Parizia, Alessandro A; Zilberti, Luca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 17:7(2020), p. 2429. [10.3390/ijerph17072429]

Exposure of Live-Line Workers to Magnetic Fields: A Dosimetric Analysis

Bottauscio, Oriano
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Arduino, Alessandro;Zilberti, Luca
2020

Abstract

In this paper the authors present the results of a dosimetric analysis related to the exposure of live-line workers to the magnetic fields generated by high voltage overhead lines and substations. The study extends the work published by Dawson et al. in 2002, considering more evolved anatomical models nowadays available, the new reference limits given by the 2013/35/EU Directive, and a new methodology, based on the intercomparison of two alternative solvers and the use of data filtering. Moreover, additional exposure scenarios are here considered with respect to the studies already available in literature. The results show that for the exposure scenario of high voltage live line works with bare hand method, in any analyzed position, the exposure limits for the tissues of the central nervous system, as well as for all other tissues, are never exceeded, despite in some cases the action levels are exceeded. For the exposure of workers in substations near 220 kV and 380 kV line trap coils exposure is compliant with the regulatory limits if the current flowing through the line trap does not exceed the value of 1000 A. Finally, for the exposure of workers in substations near cable connections, electric field values induced in the body are always lower than regulatory limits with a phase current value equal to 1600 A r.m.s.
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