Oil Filled Equipment Hazard Within 10 feet of Building OIL INTRUSION PROTECTION Auxiliary transformers often contain oil. During an abnormal event, oil can flow down conduits and enter the substation basement. Sealing these conduits to prevent burning oil from entering the cable space is a prudent action. Aftermath of auxiliary transformer event that propagated fire into substation basement. Oil leaked into basement following embedded conduits in concrete slab.
Oil Filled Equipment HazardSWITCHGEAR ROOM OIL INTRUSION PROTECTION AUXILIARY TRANSFORMER OR OIL FILLED EQUIPMENTSUBSTATION BASEMENT AUX POWER CABLES L EA LS AL IO RW ER EXT EXTERIOR WALL SEALS NEED TO BE OIL, WATER AND FIRE RESISTANT BELOW GRADE EXTERIOR WALL SEALS
Cable Trough Oil Mitigation SealingThe yellow arrows track the In the event of transformer rupture,potential path of oil that can the cable trough provides a path fordrain into the trough and then burning oil to enter the substationflow into the substation cable basement.space. As of 12-28-11, no products or engineered systems reviewed have been able to 100% resolve the burning oil problem while allowing for ease of cable removal & replacement. Reviews are conducted every 6 months.
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