American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Experimental Study of Electromagnetic Environment in the Vicinity of High Voltage Lines

Wafa Tourab, Abdesselam Babouri and Mohamed Nemamcha

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2011.209.213

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 209-213


Problem statement: Several studies have investigated the impact of electromagnetic field generated by high voltage power lines on environment. The evaluation of electric and magnetic field quantities are of paramount interest in the characterization of electromagnetic environment of the proposed line. The purpose of this study was to analyze the behavior of electromagnetic fields generated by power lines in an area of strong population. Approach: The method applied in this study was gradual; examined the effects of different couplings between the different neighboring lines on behavior of electric and magnetic fields. Later, these lines will be used as a source of disturbance applied to the auditory implants EMC. Results: The implications of experimental results were also compared and discussed with new standard. Conclusion: The maximum intensities of electric and magnetic fields measured for the circuit of three lines close to each other, within the El-HADJAR substation were significantly lower than the ICNIRP reference levels for occupational and no occupational exposures.


© 2011 Wafa Tourab, Abdesselam Babouri and Mohamed Nemamcha. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.