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Thursday, September 27, 2007

FP&L Substation Explosion

This 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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At 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if this was located where it could place a home or building in danger? What are the options for suppressing this type of fire or protecting adjacent buildings?


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