Survey of underground cable generated magnetic fields in a residential subdivision

George G. Karady, Keith Holbert, Sanket G. Adhikari, Michael L. Dyer

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Abstract

Increasingly dense residential housing developments have spurned new concerns about electromagnetic fields. A survey of the magnetic fields generated by the distribution system in such a residential subdivision is performed. The magnetic fields above the underground cables, around the transformers and junction boxes, and at the service entrance panels are measured. The largest magnetic fields of 95 mG and 148 mG are recorded at the surfaces of the transformer enclosures and junction boxes, respectively, at around 30% to 40% of full load. It is also observed that magnetic fields reduce to less than 3 mG at a distance of ∼1 m from the distribution system infrastructure. To support estimations of peak magnetic fields at full load conditions, software is developed to model the magnetic field generated by the underground cables composed of twisted conductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransmission and Distribution Exposition Conference
Subtitle of host publication2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventTransmission and Distribution Exposition Conference: 2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2008Apr 24 2008

Publication series

NameTransmission and Distribution Exposition Conference: 2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008

Other

OtherTransmission and Distribution Exposition Conference: 2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period4/21/084/24/08

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Keywords

  • Distribution cable
  • EMF
  • Magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Karady, G. G., Holbert, K., Adhikari, S. G., & Dyer, M. L. (2008). Survey of underground cable generated magnetic fields in a residential subdivision. In Transmission and Distribution Exposition Conference: 2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008 [4517275] (Transmission and Distribution Exposition Conference: 2008 IEEE PES Powering Toward the Future, PIMS 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2008.4517275