Analysis of magnetic fields and harmonics generated from power systems on fishing vessels

Chien-Hsing Lee, S. H. Hsu, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

Fishing vessels normally have installed many nonlinear loads with high variations that may cause a harmonic problem and their power systems requires high electrical safety and stability which are slightly different from the power system used in lands. Harmonics may cause malfunction on equipment or decrease life duration of equipment, even possibly damage the insulation. One of the problems needed to investigate on a modernized fishing vessel is how to effectively save energy. In addition, the electrical environment of a fishing vessel is complex because there are many electrical facilities and electronic devices used on boards. Research has shown electromagnetic radiation may have a potential effect to harm human health and decrease life duration of equipment. As a result, this paper will compare computer simulations and in-situ measurements of magnetic fields and harmonics generated from power systems on fishing vessels based on the standard of non-ionizing radiation protection in order to investigate the electromagnetic environment of fishing vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-58
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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