Register Here | Login | My Account | Shopping Cart | Customer Service | Search| Items in Cart (0) | Quotes (0)
Call 1-800-369-6671
(Military/Intl Sales - 214-616-6180)
LIGHT TOWERS IN STOCK
       
 

Vast Inventory for Fast Shipping. Custom Builds Available, Rentals and Sales.
Most items in stock for fast shipping!! UPS Ship Map Credit cards & Paypal Accepted
Home - Articles You're NOT logged in, Please log in   

Search:
Company Information

Product #:

         
Aevum Control Lighting and Equipment - IIoT
Explosion Proof Lights
Explosion Proof Motors - Motors for Hazardous Locations
Industrial and Vaporproof Emergency Failsafe Lighting
Industrial Cord Reels and Tool Taps
Industrial Work Area Heaters
Machine Vision Lights
Megatower™
QC Series Industrial Portable Lighting - Quick Change Mount
Rig Lights
Stadium lights
String Lights and Temporary Light Stringers
Tank Cleaning Lights
Three Phase Motor Soft Starters
Vapor Proof LED Lights
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Vehicle Mounting Plates
Workboat Light Fixtures & Lighting Equipment
Color Changing LED RGB Lighting
Explosion Proof Cord Reels
GOLIGHT Spotlights
Larson FUTURE - Lease Lighting
Remote Area Lighting and Scene Lights
Utility Bucket Mount, Receiver Hitch & Trailer Mount Lighting
Butane and Solvent Extraction Room Lighting and Equipment
DC to DC Transformers and Power Supplies
Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth Approved Lights
Explosion Proof String Lights
Explosion Proof Switchgear & Controls
Fleet Service Lights and Lighting Equipment
Industrial Equipment Trailers
Industrial Handlamps & Droplights
ISO 14644/FS-209E Clean Room Lighting
LED Blasting Lights
Night Time Fishing Lights
Portable AC Power Supply Units
Portable Power Distribution Panels
Power Distribution Panels with KVA Transformers
Self-Contained Lighting
Service Pit Lighting
Solar Generators & Solar Powered Lighting
Agricultural Farm Equipment Lighting & Beacons
Explosion Proof Cameras & Surveillance Systems
Explosion Proof Emergency Lights
Explosion Proof Heaters
Garage & Gas Station Canopy Lights
LED Grow Lights
LED Lights
NDT Ultraviolet Lights
Portable Hazardous Location Lighting
Radio Communication Towers and Equipment
Salt Water Processing Equipment
Shelter & Tent Lighting
Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
48V LED Equipment Lights
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
Automotive Lighting
Class Rated Signals, Alarms, and Systems
Hazardous Location Area Lights and Portable Lighting
HID Equipment Lights
Hot Work Permit Lighting and Equipment
Hunting Lights
Industrial lasers
Industrial Transformers
Light Towers
Outdoor Lighting
Remote Security and Surveillance Systems
Temporary Construction Lights
Vehicle Mounted Spotlights
Equipment & Heavy Machinery LED Light Package Fitouts
Phase Converters - Single to Three Phase
Marine Shore Power Cords and Equipment
24 Volt Military Lights
Disaster Relief / First Responders / Search & Rescue Lighting
Plastic Handcuff Key
110/120 Volt Flood Lights
Post Mount Spotlights
Magnetic Work Lights
Crank-up Light Masts
**********    
Intrinsically Safe Lights
Military Flashlights
LED Waterproof Lanterns
Work Area Lights
12 Volt Flood Lights
**********    
**********    
Boat Spotlights
New Boat Lights
HID Boat Lights
Boat Dock Lights
**********    
Remote Control Lights
Control Lights
Tow Lights
Magnetic Control Lights
**********    
NEW Lights and New Products
Evaporative Coolers
Police Equipment
AC/DC Transformers
Power Supplies
**********    
Military Spotlights 24V
Infrared Filters, Covert Covers, and Blackout IR Lenses
Military Equipment
Ultralife Batteries
Remote Control Pan Tilt Base
**********    
Larson Electronics Spotlights
Larson Electronics Parts
Replacement Lamps
Cords - Brackets
Portable Wheeled Generators
Non-Hazardous Location Extension Cords / Plugs / Outlets
**********    
HID Work Lights
HID Dive Lights
HID Off Road Lights
Acro Lights HID Lights
Halogen Lights
**********    
Acro Light Flashlight
Xenon HID Flashlights
Powerlight Flashlight
HID Flashlights
Xenon Flashlights
**********    
LED Status Lights
Forklift Lights
Tractor Lights
HID Post Mount Lights
Roof Mount Lights
Post Mount Light parts
**********    
Flashlight Holder
Magnet Spotlight Base
Tripods-Magnetic Base
**********    
Recharging Spotlights
Fire Rescue Lights
LED Street Lights
Utility Lights
**********    
Hazard Lights
Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
Strobes & Beacons
Strobe Light Bars
**********    
Headlights - Headlamps - Hard Hat Lights
Flashlights
**********    
Suction Mount Lights
Magnetic Spotlights
12/24 Volt Spotlights
Gifts For Men
**********    
**********    
New 12 / 24 Volt Lights
Explosion Proof Accessories and Replacement Parts
Explosion Proof Lighting
Explosion Proof Hand Lamps (Drop Lights)
Explosion Proof Lights - Stand/Dolly
Explosion Proof Tank Lights
Explosion Proof Phones and Intercoms
Explosion Proof Extension Cords
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials
Crane Lights
Explosion Proof Light Rentals
General Light Rentals
Light Tower and Light Plant Rentals
Power Distribution Rentals
**********    
Power Plant Lighting
Refinery lights
Environmental Services Lights
Aerospace Lights
Chemical Plant Lights
Food Grade Safe Lights
Film and Entertainment Lights
Handheld Meters and Devices
Waste Water Treatment Lights
Mining Lights
Ship Yard Lights
Work Site Lighting
         

   
09/18/17 Avoiding Transformer Fires and Explosions – Best Practices and Safety Guidelines

Article - September 18, 2017 By LarsonElectronics.com

1000 kVA Pad Mount Transformer - 13200V Delta Primary - 208Y/120 Secondary - Dry Type - NEMA 3R

Avoiding Transformer Fires and Explosions – Best Practices and Safety Guidelines

In 2013, a coal-fired power plant in Georgia was rocked by a crippling explosion that injured three workers. During routine maintenance, a transformer caught on fire, resulting in damages to critical control rooms and other sections of the facility.

Investigators who were tasked with providing evidence surrounding the incident verified that human error was the cause of the accident. Operators failed to communicate properly during operations. The explosion stemmed from a volatile mixture of hydrogen and air.

OSHA released a memo, under Region 4 News Release: 13-1937-ATL (259), highlighting the violations observed by investigators. A total of 17 citations were raised, which amounted to $119,000 in proposed penalties.


Why Do Transformer Fires Happen?

Transformer fires occur when abnormal conditions are present. For electric transformers that rely on oil for cooling, the presence of a high-energy arc (during an internal fault) can set off explosive gases, if left unaddressed. This causes oil to vaporize, causing massive amounts of pressure to build up inside the unit. As pressure accelerates, the transformer becomes overwhelmed, resulting in an explosion.

Lightning strikes can also cause transformers to explode – though such instances are considered to be rare. Moreover, outdated transformers may have faulty protective circuits, which could fail to turn off the unit, should voltage spikes or abnormal conditions occur.


Tips for Avoiding Transformer Fires and Explosions

Below are some tips for preventing transformer fires:

• Use explosion proof equipment

• Perform periodic inspections and testing

• Use a transformer protector and monitoring devices

• Ensure pressure relief valves are working properly

• Install water-spraying systems or foam-extinguishing units

• Educate workers and operators

Note: Some of these techniques are designed to prevent transformer fires from spreading, in the event of an explosion. While other recommendations, such as the use of explosion proof equipment, help reduce the possibility of igniting flammable compounds present in the hazardous location.





Related Categories/Products
Category/Product (click on link below for more information)
Power Distribution Panels with KVA Transformers
Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
Portable Explosion Proof Lights
Power Plant Lighting
Industrial Transformers
Articles - Work Area
Articles - Portable C1D1
9-15 KVA Portable Power Distribution Systems
9-15 KVA Industrial Transformers
Explosion Proof Exit Signs
300 kVA Transformer - 600V Primary - 480V Secondary - 3 Phase - NEMA 3R Enclosure
150KVA Power Distribution - 480V to 208Y/120V 3PH - (4) 460R7W - (12) 5-20 GFCI Outlets
600kVA Transformer - 3-Phase - 480V Primary - 400V Secondary - Class H - IP24
500 kVA 3-Phase Pad Mounted Transformer - 2400 Delta x 4160 Delta Primary - 480Y/277V Secondary
6 kVA General Duty Transformer - 3 Phase - 480 Delta Primary - 240 Delta Secondary - NEMA 3R
300 kVA Autotransformer - 480V Delta Primary Voltage - 230V Delta Secondary Voltage - NEMA 1
Home | Contact Us | Return Policy | Privacy Policy | Security Policy | Copyright © 2006-2018. All Rights Reserved.