MAGIC® – Magnetic Induction Calculation is a software for calculating the magnetic fields generated by electrical type sources such as transformers, power line systems, MV/LV substations, joint holes, busbars, electrical systems.
MAGIC® is a tool for environmental impact analysis of magnetic fields and to establish the buffer zones for MV/LV power lines and substations, according to the provisions of Framework law no. 36/2001 (population's exposure to magnetic fields) and by Legislative Decree 81/08 (risk assessment in the workplace).
The software is aimed at design offices, engineering firms and professionals who perform environmental impact assessments. It is simple and user-friendly, and the inputs required for the assessment of a case study can be easily obtained from the floor plans and design data.
MAGIC® makes it possible to analyse:
Single sources (power lines, cables, multi-conductor systems, transformers) by two-dimensional and three-dimensional configurations by integrating the Biot-Savar law.
Complex systems, such as MV/LV electrical substations, taking into account the three-dimensionality of the sources, their actual position and the superposition of effects of the various substation components. Special attention has been paid to the modelling of components such as power transformers present in transformation stations.
MV/LV substations up to 6 transformers, tracing buffer zones for the aims of environmental impact assessment, optimising the arrangement of components in the design stage to reduce the generated magnetic field to the minimum, assessing the need for magnetic field mitigation operations for existing or designed substations, with no need for measurements.
Magnetic field generated by cable lines, or cable line systems (underground, in runways, ducts, conduits etc.), finding cable configuration that assures reducing the generated magnetic field to the minimum, generating graphics outputs that may be directly used in environmental impact assessments.
Magnetic field generated by overhead line systems in arbitrary configuration (in power lines with crossed, side by side, close-up spans etc.). Both the FAD and buffer zone may be assessed.
The need for FAD (first approximation distance) assessment according to the requirements of decree 29/05/2008, which approved the calculation method for the measurement procedure and assessment of magnetic induction generated by power lines in compliance with the principles of the Framework Law 36/01 and Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 8 July 2003, often requires to take into account the sources of magnetic field in question, their three-dimensionality and the effect produced by their combination (superposition of effects).
To address these needs Sati Shielding S.r.l., thanks to the experience acquired in many real applications, has developed the MAGIC® software.
Main features of the MAGIC® software
The Sati Shielding S.r.l. team does not merely wish to sell a software but seeks to establish a network of specialists that may meet and discuss the issues associated with the environmental impact assessment of magnetic fields. MAGIC® will be periodically updated by entering new sources, also taking into account its users' feedbacks.