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#165519 - 06/29/07 08:45 AM Burning Transformer
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#165545 - 06/29/07 05:23 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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#165553 - 06/29/07 08:42 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann]
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#165554 - 06/29/07 08:46 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Admin]
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to the last pic,a caption

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#165603 - 07/01/07 09:09 AM 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
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#165676 - 07/02/07 08:22 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.
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#165692 - 07/03/07 09:19 AM 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.
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#165703 - 07/03/07 12:41 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.


Edited by herrmann (07/03/07 12:49 PM)
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#165739 - 07/04/07 12:32 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann]
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Guess the protective relay scheme failed on this one... wow.

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#165748 - 07/04/07 03:24 PM Re: Burning Transformer [Re: mxslick]
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Have you seen the transformer? It's gotta be in here somewhere.
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