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Old 09-01-2020, 2:51pm   #1
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15KV Load break switch. Or should I say FORMER load break switch.
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Metal-Clad switchgear is pretty heavy-duty. But 15KV is on the low end.

What's the application?
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Metal-Clad switchgear is pretty heavy-duty. But 15KV is on the low end.

What's the application?
Wait till you have 440V at 300 amps blow up in your face with an arc flash.

I quit work for over an hour because of that. Took out the whole section of a FOB when I did that.


No voltage or amperage is on the low end.
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15KV Load break switch. Or should I say FORMER load break switch.
Failure or surge?
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We run a network(not IT) system here. This was a feeder for our Neutron research facility cooling system.

Failure- no surge.

I have told the bean counters many times electrical equipment should be in buildings. Nema 3R be damned
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We run a network(not IT) system here. This was a feeder for our Neutron research facility cooling system.

Failure- no surge.

I have told the bean counters many times electrical equipment should be in buildings. Nema 3R be damned
I know in all the critical comms facilities (Nuke Command and Control type shit) the incomers, transformers, UPS, Generators, switch gear are all in environmentally controlled areas.

Nothing is outside. Protection and to extend durability.
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No voltage or amperage is on the low end.
15KV is considered medium voltage but it's at the lower end of the scale.

My company makes medium voltage switchgear and although we do make 15KV stuff the majority is 27, 29, or 38KV

The metal clad stuff make by Eaton in the picture goes from 5 to 15KV so it's at the high end of that product line, for them, but not the high end for general switch applications typically used by electric companies.
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15KV is considered medium voltage but it's at the lower end of the scale.

My company makes medium voltage switchgear and although we do make 15KV stuff the majority is 27, 29, or 38KV

The metal clad stuff make by Eaton in the picture goes from 5 to 15KV so it's at the high end of that product line, for them, but not the high end for general switch applications typically used by electric companies.
I know ABB and Siemens makes a lot of the higher end stuff.

Either one of those?
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15KV is considered medium voltage but it's at the lower end of the scale.

My company makes medium voltage switchgear and although we do make 15KV stuff the majority is 27, 29, or 38KV

The metal clad stuff make by Eaton in the picture goes from 5 to 15KV so it's at the high end of that product line, for them, but not the high end for general switch applications typically used by electric companies.
Most of our site is Eaton. Our 15KV substation is Eaton. Weíve had a couple of failures, but they handle them without too much fuss. Our building distribution is 480V and 208V. We do have 7 4160V chillers.
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I know ABB and Siemens makes a lot of the higher end stuff.

Either one of those?
FPE.
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Pffft. One of our generators puts out over 20,000 volts and goes through a step-up transformer to 345,000 volts.

Thatís it. Thatís all I know about the electrical side of our plant. Shit scares me. You can SEE a water leak. Electricity? Not so much.

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Pffft. One of our generators puts out over 20,000 volts and goes through a step-up transformer to 345,000 volts.

Thatís it. Thatís all I know about the electrical side of our plant. Shit scares me. You can SEE a water leak. Electricity? Not so much.

I use a drone at work with IR and scope out PEPCOs 69KV feeders feeding us. Thatís as close as I get to arial power. Screw that. Ever watch those crazy SOBs that climb around on energized cables from a helicopter ?

I always wonder about the first guy that ever did that.
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We're started using drones to inspect our transmission lines too.
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I know ABB and Siemens makes a lot of the higher end stuff.
No; those two and Eaton are competitors of ours.

I went to the IEEE T&D convention in Denver in 2018. I was walking around taking pics. Mostly I had no idea what I was looking at. I just took pics of stuff that looked cool to show Mrs Flex when I got back.

Wandered into the Eaton booth and some dude saw my company name on my lanyard and started giving me a a hard time about taking pics. I said "Dude, I'm in finance I don't even know wtf I am looking at."

He was not amused. Fukkem.
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Ever watch those crazy SOBs that climb around on energized cables from a helicopter ?
Yep, sales guy showed me this vid a while back. Freaky as hell.

Wild how they touch that rod to the power line to equalize the potential. I don't even get how that works.




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Yep, sales guy showed me this vid a while back. Freaky as hell.



Wild how they touch that rod to the power line to equalize the potential. I don't even get how that works.









High Voltage Cable Inspection - YouTube
They become part of the circuit.
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I worked in a lab that had three phase power supplying a dyno. It had three 350MCM cables at each phase at the breaker. The breaker blew and copper was splattered inside like it was hot wax.
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