Protection against EMF at transmission line and tower

Avinash Ashwin Raj, Chia Ping Lee, Maria Farhana Sidek

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The concern regarding the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure to the surrounding has been a rising topic since the rapid advancement of technology over the past decade. One of the main concerns is from power line such as electrical substation, transmission line or tower that carry high amount of voltage and current from power plant to the distribution substation, since these systems and technology are among the contributing factors of emanating ELF EMF for magnetic and electric fields. By using 3D electromagnetic software, a transmission cable line and a shielding barrier were designed and simulated in the software to observe the behaviour of electric and magnetic field emission performance. The experiment is done by mitigating the distance of shielding barrier from the source and changing the thickness of the barrier. The simulated results show that the electric and magnetic field strength are decreasing with increasing distance or shielding barrier. The emissions also can be mitigated by varying the geometry of the shields and changing the shielding barrier material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728170688
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2021
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy 2020 - Virtual, Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Dec 20208 Dec 2020


Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy 2020
Abbreviated titlePECon 2020
CityVirtual, Penang


  • Electromagnetic Field
  • Extremely Low Frequency
  • Transmission Tower and Line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization


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