Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Thursday, September 27, 2007
FP&L Substation ExplosionThis is a video of the 2001 explosion of a Florida Power and Light (FP&L) transformer at Ives Dairy Substation in Miami, Florida.
The incident starts with a ground fault in a defective fuse holder producing an arcing fault which results in the mineral oil in the transformer boiling and evaporating. The evaporated mineral oil ignites creating a fireball that destroys the substation.
View the FPL Transformer Explosion Video
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