Onsite Electromagnetic Field Measurement of the Power Supply and Propulsion System in High Speed Maglev Transportation and the Evaluation of Its Effects on Human Health

The authors performed this test and evaluation to provide an overview of electromagnetic radiation and its potential impact on health in powersupply and propulsion systems (PPS). It will be important for future transportation planning and designing. The test method was based on IEC62597, which stipulates the instruments, way of measurement, simulation, calculation, and evaluation used for testing an electromagnetic field (EMF). Standards for evaluating safety and health were based on ICNIRP, DIN VDE 0848 and GB 9175. Tests covered all of the important equipment and facilities of PPS. The conclusions are: (1) outside all electric buildings and along tracks, the EMF value is safe for residential areas and the public and has no impact on health; and (2) inside all electric buildings (with the exception of the 15MVA inverter), the EMF value is safe and has no impact on the health of the occupational staff. The value of the 15MVA inverter is beyond the occupational exposure limits. This would have a negative effect on staff in the inverter area.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2857-2866
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM