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Have you checked your mouse lately? It may be where you least expect it. by Synthesis
Started on: 06-15-2011 12:17 PM
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Report this Post06-15-2011 12:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SynthesisSend a Private Message to SynthesisDirect Link to This Post
Yesterday at work, power went out for the facility. We have approximately 1400 people working here, and when power goes out, it can be a very big deal for several of our production lines.

A few deal with vats of molten aluminum, some have giant ovens for baking ceramic materials to be used in other products, etc...

This was discovered...

Yes, those are flash burn marks inside one of the main power switching stations. The voltages coming through this box are MUCH MUCH higher than your home..


One of the arc marks on a section, with the burn marks all around it..


This is the OUTSIDE of the panel that caught the flash. It scorched through the panel and burned the paint.


The culprit.... You know he didn't feel a thing.


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Report this Post06-15-2011 12:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, usually around here we have a substation go out for the town.... a squirrel is the problem... poof! whoops!
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Report this Post06-15-2011 12:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
Just a little BBQ sauce away from a party!!

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Surprised he's still intact...

sheesh

like the old computer 'bug'...
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Report this Post06-15-2011 01:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
Had a critter short out one of the 15KV trunk lines down the street here, the explosion was heard inside the building, took power down for a while. Raccoon shorted one of our 440V crane buses, found pieces in surprising places, more later after a few days of hot Texas weather.
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Report this Post06-15-2011 01:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Yeah, usually around here we have a substation go out for the town.... a squirrel is the problem... poof! whoops!


Squirrels are a huge problem. We call them "pole rats".

Most of the time when you hear a kaboom and the lights go out, it's because a squirrel has taken an unfortunate step from an energized conductor, to the (grounded) top of a transformer. (The kaboom is the transformer fuse blowing.) Just messes up their whole day.

Snakes and birds cause us some trouble too, but nothing like squirrels.
(Just another reason to hate squirrels.)
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Report this Post06-15-2011 01:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthClick Here to visit Xanth's HomePageSend a Private Message to XanthDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Raydar:


Squirrels are a huge problem. We call them "pole rats".

Most of the time when you hear a kaboom and the lights go out, it's because a squirrel has taken an unfortunate step from an energized conductor, to the (grounded) top of a transformer. (The kaboom is the transformer fuse blowing.) Just messes up their whole day.

Snakes and birds cause us some trouble too, but nothing like squirrels.
(Just another reason to hate squirrels.)


I wondered why the equipment is built in such a manner that a squirrel can take us down. Is it just old design or is there some need for it to be that open?
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I wondered why the equipment is built in such a manner that a squirrel can take us down. Is it just old design or is there some need for it to be that open?


Keep it simple and easy to work on. Im also surprised there is rodent left to take a pic of. 3 phase is not pretty when it messes up somethings day (BOOM).
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Report this Post06-15-2011 09:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spark1Send a Private Message to spark1Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Raydar:

Squirrels are a huge problem. We call them "pole rats".

Most of the time when you hear a kaboom and the lights go out, it's because a squirrel has taken an unfortunate step from an energized conductor, to the (grounded) top of a transformer. (The kaboom is the transformer fuse blowing.) Just messes up their whole day.

Snakes and birds cause us some trouble too, but nothing like squirrels.
(Just another reason to hate squirrels.)




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Report this Post06-15-2011 09:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Xanth:

I wondered why the equipment is built in such a manner that a squirrel can take us down. Is it just old design or is there some need for it to be that open?


Probably a cost/complexity vs liability issue, although I'm not a designer so I don't really know.

Things could probably be made squirrel resistent (NEVER squirrel proof) but at what cost?

Aside from that, "dumb" animals are quite resourceful. An animal that is determined enough will find a way to off himself in a spectacular manner, in spite of our best efforts.
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Report this Post06-16-2011 03:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for crazydClick Here to visit crazyd's HomePageSend a Private Message to crazydDirect Link to This Post
All I want to know is, can this anti-rodent security system be adapted to fit a Fiero?
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YES!

Haven't seen that in quite some time. Good to know I'm not the only crazy watching goofy crap like that.
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Report this Post06-22-2011 12:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fastblackSend a Private Message to fastblackDirect Link to This Post
This may explain some things:

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Report this Post06-22-2011 07:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
 
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YES!

Haven't seen that in quite some time. Good to know I'm not the only crazy watching goofy crap like that.




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