Analysis of attitudinal response to audible noise from high voltage transmission lines and transformer station

John E.K. Foreman, Tom G. Onderwater


Procedures for statistical analysis of audible noise from 550 and 735 kV transmission lines and a 735 kV transformer station are discussed. The research also entails psycho-acoustic testing of people to determine attitudinal response to this form of noise as compared to other environmental noises. The evaluation of subjective response to corona noise in a laboratory environment are also discussed. A Participation Program between the Canadian Electrical Association, the American Electric Power Service Corporation and the National Bureau of Standards in Washington is outlined.


Acoustic noise measurement; Audio acoustics; Electric lines; Electric transformers; Statistical methods; Attitudinal response; Corona noise

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