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Burning Transformer #165519
06/29/07 10:45 AM
06/29/07 10:45 AM
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Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Admin] #165545
06/29/07 07:23 PM
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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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Herrmann


Math Problems? Call 1-800-[(10x) (13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/ 2.362x]
Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann] #165553
06/29/07 10:42 PM
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WOW!


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Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Admin] #165554
06/29/07 10:46 PM
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to the last pic,a caption

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Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann] #165603
07/01/07 11:09 AM
07/01/07 11:09 AM
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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

Re: Burning Transformer [Re: LarryC] #165676
07/02/07 10:22 PM
07/02/07 10:22 PM
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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
Re: Burning Transformer [Re: cookcc] #165692
07/03/07 11:19 AM
07/03/07 11:19 AM
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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.

Re: Burning Transformer [Re: Big Ed] #165703
07/03/07 02:41 PM
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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 02:49 PM.

Math Problems? Call 1-800-[(10x) (13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/ 2.362x]
Re: Burning Transformer [Re: herrmann] #165739
07/04/07 02:32 PM
07/04/07 02:32 PM
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Guess the protective relay scheme failed on this one... wow.



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Re: Burning Transformer [Re: mxslick] #165748
07/04/07 05:24 PM
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Caption:

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

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