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Transformer Explosions

The risk of transformer loss due to fire and explosion have been studied for over half a century; however, failure to fully address transformer risks in underground, transportation and other networks, in commercial -and also existing building projects- continues to be a concern. Recent losses have shown the impact and subsequent damage that can occur. While transportation network fires for instance are often the subject of CFD modelling, this tends to focus on different fire scenarios that can understate the risk arising from fires originating in transformers in the system.

BC Hydro researchers and fire protection engineers have studied transformer fires at a number of levels and have documented footage of fire tests and real fires and explosions over the years. The result is this latest presentation by Don Delcourt for our SFPE and Chapter members.

Don will present an assessment of the mechanisms of transformer failure and show actual fire footage and fire test data from fire tests, actual explosions and fire losses with and without provision of water spray and other systems to mitigate the risks”

Don is the past president of the BC Chapter and is a fire protection engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field with BC Hydro.

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: Registration and Reception 5:30pm
Location: False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)
Cost: Members - $30; Non-members $35. Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers to cover the cost of dinner.
Registration Deadline: January 23, 2015

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.

Start date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:30

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