A station I helped build in 2018. 500kV/230kV/115kV
By - touchmyzombiebutt
Which part did you do?
The relay protection side. We had a relay tech per control house. I was in charge of the 115kV.
Not this Sub in particular, but I'd been the Schmuck dressing out, processing & testing those XFMRs.
Gawd I hate units with oil preservation.
We had NASS process our 7 single phase 500kV-230kV Tx here. I definitely respect all the work involved getting them built right from pad up to the bushings. A lot of work.
I bet everytime you touched your truck or trailer you got zapped.
Fun tip. Take your meter and hold one lead with your hand, hold it at your head, and bring the common to ground potential. Last time I did this my body was at 600V potential under a 115kV bus.
Or was it not energized yet?
The last part was energizing the 500kV line but oh yeah, it'll bite you on anything metal underneath it.
Yer cake day is happy.
Guess here in the 'Meruca, inductance is stronger?
Whack a bonding lead from your substation earth Grid to the truck.
In NSW Australia this is common practise
More inductance here in the States I suppose?
Always ground the truck, tanker & processor.
Still get the "arcin-n-sparkin" in the high KV yards
I mean it's not like "ZAP yer dead."
More like "ZAP from touching your doorknob in winter after shuffling your feet X-100. Not deadly, just hurtry.
There bass in that pond? :-)