[announce-all] NAC Maintenance this weekend (fwd)

Dean Anderson dean at av8.com
Mon Dec 13 00:08:40 UTC 1999

Around 12:36 PM 12/11/1999 -0500, rumor has it that Greg A. Woods said:
>[ On Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 03:02:07 (-0500), Steve Sobol wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: [announce-all] NAC Maintenance this weekend (fwd)
>> The last time a transformer blew near my house, all that happened is
>> that some of the neighbors lost power for a while.

Well, some years ago, I called the building maintenance guy to tell him about a rattling transformer (about 2KAmp). He told me to get out of there fast.  Turned out to be a broken cooling fan making noise.  Another employer used to do some odd things with power, which eventually blew out their tranformer.  Took 3 of those semi trailers with 1Megawatt generators running for a week while repairs were made.

So, I don't doubt that a generator test, or rather the sudden interruption of load, could result in a tranformer failure and the damage as described.  Its just that sort damage would make news that could be found.  Maybe we are just bad searchers...


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