Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1976;2(3):190-198    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2806

Determination of exposure to electric fields in extra high voltage substations.

by Lövstrand KG

Electrophysical effects related to extra high voltage are surveyed for the determination of the exposure of personnel to electric fields in substations. It is concluded that the electric field strengths and the electrical discharges to the personnel are the important electrophysical factors. Instruments for measuring the field strength at grounded surfaces and at nonzero potentials were constructed. Results are presented of measurements with these instruments in substations. A dummy was used for the measurement of the distribution of capacitive currents to a man. The dummy can also be used for measuring the effectiveness of special shielding clothes.