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#165519 - 06/29/07 11:45 AM Burning Transformer  
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#165545 - 06/29/07 08:23 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Admin]  
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just to explain:
this is/was one of the main transformers in the nuclear power plant krümmel near hamburg. one suggest, that it was overloaded due to a shortcut and therefore a shutdown of the nuclear power plant brunsbüttel nearby. if more informations are availible, i will post it here

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Math Problems? Call 1-800-[(10x) (13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/ 2.362x]

#165553 - 06/29/07 11:42 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann]  
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WOW!


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#165554 - 06/29/07 11:46 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Admin]  
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to the last pic,a caption

{I think we put too much soap in the washing mahine}


#165603 - 07/01/07 12:09 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann]  
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Originally Posted by herrmann
just to explain:
one suggest, that it was overloaded due to a shortcut and therefore a shutdown of the nuclear power plant brunsbüttel nearby.


SHORTCUT or SHORT CIRCUIT?

AFIK, the only way a short circuit could take down an adjacent plant is if the output of the smoking transformer took out an entire switchyard, including the buss tie to the other plant's output.

I would be very interested in finding out what happened.

Larry


#165676 - 07/02/07 11:22 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: LarryC]  
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Looks like the FD is using water with a fome mixture to deplete the fire of oxagen which I can understand but I thought you were suppose to use dry chemicle on electrical fires.


COOKCC

#165692 - 07/03/07 12:19 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: cookcc]  
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Actually the foam is to suppress the oil fire that generally results from a major transformer fire. Most of the really large transformers are oil filled to help with cooling.

It is only an electrical fire until the power is off.


#165703 - 07/03/07 03:41 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Big Ed]  
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Short Circuit of course, sorry it was my translation failure. To be a little more exact, it was a short circuit in the switchyard which causes the power plant brunsbüttel to do an emergency shutdown.

Last edited by herrmann; 07/03/07 03:49 PM.

Math Problems? Call 1-800-[(10x) (13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/ 2.362x]

#165739 - 07/04/07 03:32 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann]  
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Guess the protective relay scheme failed on this one... wow.



Stupid should be painful.

#165748 - 07/04/07 06:24 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: mxslick]  
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Caption:

Have you seen the transformer? It's gotta be in here somewhere.


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