had a job last week removing two large motors at a Gen. station..
(1) 8000hp @4,160v Forced Draft fan
(!) 9000 hp @13.8Kv... Induced Draft fan
the smaller one..Westinghouse.... was in service for a long time, mebbe >15 years, and was terminated like the thing should be using a higher voltage...ya know cones, boots, mica tape, EPDM ??
the larger one ...from somewhere in Brazil.....was in service for only two years..but it was termed like I would have thought the smaller one would have been....just some 130C and vinyl..granted the P-head is tall enough to stand in !!
but someone there spec's these things and the lugs just looked opposite
the things will be back from rewind next week and the Eng. for the POCO wants both terminated with new hot kitsfor the higher voltage
.. OK ..fine..whatever , you're the boss
I didn't ask why the things were hooked up this way in the first place
It just looked really weird...maybe they have some huge spikes
I'm very suspicious...
also, ask me about the LOTO procedure..go ahead...it aint nuthin like some of you may think