Remote and Safe Monitoring of Magnetic Fields Produced by Transmission Lines in Areas of High Concentration of Lightning Strokes

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Carlos Alberto T. Carvalho Jr.
Ciro J. Egoavil
Frank Gonzatti
Felix A. Farret


Monitoring of magnetic and electric fields in high voltage transmission lines (HVTL) of power plants and substations (SEs) is contemplated by Brazilian Regulatory Standard 616/2014. The measurement procedures of the magnetic and electric fields in SEs must follow a methodology in case of continuous field monitoring of the power equipment where it is common lightning stroke incidences. These monitoring procedures must be carried out in such a way that the recording of electromagnetic fields is done without necessity of exposuring the technical team to irradiation from the equipment and machines generating electrical power. This paper describes a prototype which is able to produce data at a specified safe distance from the irradiating area. The experimental recorded data was acquired, processed, compared and analyzed in areas of more intense radiation levels, acceptable levels and safe levels. This work aimed to establish basis of a technological innovation for the continuous recording of electromagnetic data, trying to cover the surroundings of transmission lines in urban environments, close to the generating units and substation installations wherever the highest levels of magnetic field could be found.


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Carvalho Jr., C. A., Egoavil, C., Gonzatti, F., & Farret, F. (2018). Remote and Safe Monitoring of Magnetic Fields Produced by Transmission Lines in Areas of High Concentration of Lightning Strokes. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(2), 99-115. Retrieved from


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