Reduction of the Induction Field on Overhead Transmission Lines Caused by Resonance with an MF Broadcast Wave by Using the Method of Selecting Grounding Points

Kohshi ABE

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B    No.9    pp.2745-2752
Publication Date: 2003/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Compatibility(EMC)
MF radio induction on grounded power line,  EMI,  method of moments,  

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A new method is proposed in this paper for reducing the MF broadcast wave induction field on overhead power transmission lines during maintenance and inspection work of the line. Power transmission usually has to be stopped in the circuit being worked on, and the conductors are grounded to the steel towers at both ends of the worked section of the line to prevent electric shocks that may be caused by the commercial frequency induction field induced by the current running through the transmission circuit. In these situations, a very strong RF induction field is sometimes observed in the circuit undergoing maintenance work when a high power MF broadcast antenna is located near the transmission line. It has been found that this strong RF induction is caused by the resonance of one or two wavelengths in the closed loop circuit consisting of the conductors and the steel towers (including the ground), and that the strong induction due to the MF field can be avoided by inserting induction coils of appropriate values between the conductors and the steel towers. In this paper, a simple alternative method for reducing the MF induction field by carefully selecting appropriate towers for the grounding is proposed. In this method, the two towers to be grounded are chosen from among the four towers adjacent to the towers that are being worked on. By selecting the correct two towers to be grounded we can ensure that the resonance frequency does not correspond with the frequency of the broadcast wave, and we demonstrate that the RF induction field can be considerably reduced.