At 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011, an explosion and fire occurred at the Sinatra substation. As a result of the fire, numerous pieces of the bushings flew off the large 230/138-kV autotransformer and became embedded in the firewalls. Fueled by the transformers mineral oil, the fire quickly engulfed the entire transformer. Observers from nearby hotels and the interstate saw flames shoot into the dark sky, which some estimated to be as high as 80 ft (24 m). The incident made national...
This video shows the opening and closing of a 735 kV disconnect switch. An innovative motorized controller has been developed to decrease the arcing time. A side by side view can be seen in the video comparing a traditional motorized controller and the new smart grid version. IEC 61850 communication is available with this motorized controller
From American Electric Power: Recognize and report metal theft. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video. Original Article: 3blmedia.com
Police in Kentucky say a man found dead inside a power substation was electrocuted while attempting to steal copper wiring. Steve Stevens, 22, stole copper wire from another substation earlier that night with an accomplice, who has since been arrested. Copper from stolen wires and pipes currently yields around $4 per pound on the resale market.
NISC and GPS Insight Partner To Help Members Increase Efficiency
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) and GPS Insight announce a partnership that integrates GPS Insight's tracking technology into NISC's Outage Management System, SmartTrack and GIS solutions. The partnership between NISC and GPS Insight allows utility cooperatives to track their resources and service teams, giving them the ability to deploy resources in the most efficient and effective means possible.
Distribution power supply for Streets near living Arias, Substation Transfer MV=11Kv to Normal useable power 400/231V, Such Transformers Stand must be about every were1 for power Distributions... Required safety Tests for Persons living near such station. Neutral Electrical Laboratory has to Test such device in Case of Arc short Circuit Explosion. Between 2 Phases could such short circuit occur on SG in distance Approx. 3cm. generate Plasma Fire Ball over 15000 C will explode and can be...
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