Mar 22, 2009, 8:26 AM
High buildings power supply currents are very high and can reach arround
10,000 Amps in 30 floor building if the voltage is 230/400 volt ( as used in Europe and Israel ) . The high currents emit very high Electromagnetic fields arround the peer of the building . In the USA the currents suppose to be twise . I asume that in skyskrypers the power supply is in high voltage lo lower the currents . Somebody can help me to learn the typical power supply of Skyskrypers . What is the supply voltage of the main lines and if there are transformers along the peers . Thank you in advance .
Mar 22, 2009, 9:52 PM
I think that in larger highrise buildings there are multiple transformer stations, especially when the building also houses broadcasting equipment.
Oct 1, 2010, 12:18 AM
About power distribution:
Skyscrapers are different from most buildings because of their height. Because of this, plus the fact that there is a high demand for power, towers often use whats called a "medium" voltage service. What this means is that power is distributed throughout the building using AC voltages between 600V to 35,000V. At strategic locations in the building, these large power risers are tapped in whats called a substation. A typical substation will have a high voltage switch, transformer, and low voltage (480V, 277V, 208V, or 120V) switchboard. The purpose of the substations is to convert the high voltage into usable power (like 120 volt). Each substation can be rated up to 4,000 amps on the low voltage side and draws about 50 amps on the high voltage (600V-35kV) side depending on what voltage is chosen. That is why the large high voltage lines are used, they can provide the same amount of power with lower currents. Furthermore, when a long distance is needed such as a tall buildling, it is easier to manage power losses (cable resistance and high currents) by using higher voltage.
An example of this type of distribution is in a large local building. In the basement, utility service enters the building at 13,200V. Two sets of riser cables operating at 13,200V go up the building to substations located at different levels. The substations take in 13,200V and put out 480V, distributing the bulk power. Additional Transformers take this lower voltage (480V) bulk power down to 208/120V for lighting and smaller loads. Most of the motors and large loads operate on the 480V, and everything else is fed by the 208V transformers.
Hope this helps.
Feb 16, 2011, 7:59 AM
RF Engineer visit to the site and present a report of that skyscrapers to the authority.It has much to do with frequencies.
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