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'Temporary' Transformer Hookup #175817
03/11/08 09:30 PM
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Hows this for temporary?

This Trani blew a few yrs back. Now they won't give us a shut down to replace it.

- Leland

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Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: Admin] #175897
03/14/08 02:53 AM
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OK then,
Now, who is responsible for this mess?
You have an open panel with terminals exposed.

So, "they" won't let you shut this down?
What does this transformer supply?
Even more to the point, who are "they"?
There is absolutely no reason why something like this cannot be shut down, anyone who says to the contrary, is dreaming.

Just my opinion.

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: Admin] #175910
03/14/08 01:00 PM
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Is that a breaker panel that reaches all the way down to the floor? It looks like the bottom breakers are only 12" from the floor.

Larry C

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: LarryC] #175939
03/15/08 11:35 AM
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Customers are willing to pay a high price to be cheap. Years ago, a couple of co-workers went to investigate a transformer at a foundry. It was a oil filled can like the POCO's use on poles. The lid blew off and half the oil boiled off and the customer wanted to know if they can keep running it that way. I do not believe they were running 24/7 operations at the time. They just did not want give up the money. Even when money is tight, you think it was a no brainer.


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Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: LarryC] #175940
03/15/08 11:36 AM
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Mike, A world renouned college, Known for its Engineering wonders of the world. (Big dome )

This is a distribution panel for 120/240 lab panels a and class rooms. RE; shut down, your right.
The bottom line is they don't want to pay OT!!.

Larry, we have the 12" at the bottom.

This is a 225 KVA 480-240. My surprise, 2002!!!! 6 YEARS!!!
I guess their priority is the students.

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: leland] #175941
03/15/08 11:38 AM
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I work for the government. 6 years is still considered temporary. smile


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Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: sparkyinak] #175942
03/15/08 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by sparkyinak
I work for the government. 6 years is still considered temporary. smile


You aint kidding!! Temporarily permanent!

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: leland] #175981
03/17/08 03:18 AM
03/17/08 03:18 AM
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In Austria they say temporary solutions usually last longer than permanent ones... in 1892 the city built a temporary subway station (temporary becaus it was close to a bridge scheduled for a major redesign and they planned to build the permanent station after the bridge work was completed). The temporary station lasted until about 1960... the permanent station built afterwards was demolished again in 1978. So that makes 68 years for the temp solution and 28 for the permanent... nice, huh?

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: leland] #176082
03/19/08 08:58 PM
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Considering the U I think this is, it makes it all the more funny, not exactly an engineering or technological masterpiece.

-Will

Re: 'Temporary' Transformer Hookup [Re: leland] #176095
03/20/08 10:58 AM
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SteveFehr  Offline
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Originally Posted by leland
Mike, A world renouned college, Known for its Engineering wonders of the world. (Big dome )

This is a distribution panel for 120/240 lab panels a and class rooms. RE; shut down, your right.
The bottom line is they don't want to pay OT!!.

Larry, we have the 12" at the bottom.

This is a 225 KVA 480-240. My surprise, 2002!!!! 6 YEARS!!!
I guess their priority is the students.
I've see the same situation more times than I care to count... our problem isn't cost though (well, not always) but unwillingness to schedule downtime. Hey, power's still flowing so it might be OK, right??

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