EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT IN HIGH VOLTAGE PLANTS – NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF INDUCED ELECTRIC FIELDS IN THE HUMAN BODY FOR DIFFERENT PRACTICE ORIENTED EXPOSURE SCENARIOS

René Hirtl, Gernot Schmid, Katrin Friedl

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Abstract

Electric fields in areas of 50 Hz high voltage plants are typically found to be up to
the reference values or action levels, or may even locally exceed them. In such electrically
dominant exposure situations, demonstration of compliance with exposure limits is often only
possible based on the induced electric field strengths inside the body and comparison with the
exposure limit values. Numerical simulations of several exposure situations in the area of
such high voltage plants are therefore conducted and analysed with realistic human body
models. Additionally, the summation of induced electric fields inside the body during
simultaneous exposure to external electric and magnetic fields have been evaluated. It could
be shown that for the considered electrically dominant exposure situations the magnetic field
can be neglected as long as the magnetic induction stays below a certain threshold, which is
dependent on the actual external electric field
Translated title of the contributionEXPOSURE ASSESSMENT IN HIGH VOLTAGE PLANTS – NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF INDUCED ELECTRIC FIELDS IN THE HUMAN BODY FOR DIFFERENT PRACTICE ORIENTED EXPOSURE SCENARIOS
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationNIR 2018: Wellen - Strahlung - Felder
Subtitle of host publication50. Jahrestagung des Fachverbandes für Strahlenschutz e. V. für Deutschland und die Schweiz gemeinsam mit der BG ETEM Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse
EditorsHans-Dieter Reidenbach, Martin Brose, Stephan Joosten
Place of PublicationDresden
Pages585-599
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2018

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    Hirtl, R., Schmid, G., & Friedl, K. (2018). Expositionsbewertung in Hochspannungsanlagen – Numerische Berechnungen der im Körper induzierten elektrischen Feldstärke für unterschiedliche praxisrelevante Expositionsszenarien. In H-D. Reidenbach, M. Brose, & S. Joosten (Eds.), NIR 2018: Wellen - Strahlung - Felder: 50. Jahrestagung des Fachverbandes für Strahlenschutz e. V. für Deutschland und die Schweiz gemeinsam mit der BG ETEM Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse (pp. 585-599). Dresden.