BBN (GTE) Suffers another major power problem.

Chris A. Icide chris at
Fri Aug 8 18:12:38 UTC 1997

I'll be more than happy to leverage my experience from my Nuclear 
Engineering days to help Internet companies plan for these redundant
power plants.  Each load of fuel would be good for about 18 to 24 
months of sustained operation, and we could even design it so that
should it experience an explosion, there is no confusion or expectation
on the performance and viability of colocated and nearby equipment.


From: 	John Curran[SMTP:jcurran at]
Sent: 	Friday, August 08, 1997 12:45 PM
To: 	Robert T. Nelson
Cc: 	Christopher Masto; nanog at
Subject: 	Re: BBN (GTE) Suffers another major power problem.

At 11:39 8/8/97, Robert T. Nelson wrote:

>If you're in a 24x7, customer-driven market, you should have either:
>a) enough go-juice (via fuel contractor) to go until the grid is on-line

Did you read the previous email from jhawk?  There is an
extremely large generator at one of the affected facilities
(read: cogeneration plant) but no amount of fuel helps if
the plant is damaged in the explosion.


p.s.  No, we've have not deployed redundant power plants (yet)

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