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Posted by Solar Flare on August 21, 2005, 4:06 am

That was my point exactly that the original point was moot....LOL


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Posted by Solar Flare on August 20, 2005, 4:04 pm

I ontario Canada there would be prison terms for the management responsible
for this process.

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Posted by Derek Broughton on August 21, 2005, 1:05 pm

Solar Flare wrote:

Please stop top posting.

Of course there should be consequences for the idiots who violate procedure,
but that doesn't alter the fact that generators _can_ backfeed, and the
people who are at risk aren't necessarily the linemen.  Consider the
possibility of a line dangling but not actually grounded (probably unlikely
- they tend to snap well between the poles, and both ends ground, but still
possible).  That line is then a danger to _anybody_ if it's being fed from
a local generator, and the average person is clearly not sensible enough to
stay away.

Posted by Solar Flare on August 21, 2005, 1:41 pm

Please stop trolling

Nobody is worried about the line snapping and dangling on the ground with
some tingle voltage from a backfeeding generator. Most people are worried
about the ground gradient step potential from a 28kV line sourced by a
200MVA transformer power source that is crystalizing the soil as it burns
it's way back to the next pole. The water meters and home grounding sytemes
are popping and houses are bursting into flames dues to "sinking" the fault
through their own wiring.

You are getting into double contingency here and good engineering people
have to discount the whole thing as rubbish. The backfeed story is just
that. a story made up to give simple reason that Joe Public can understand.



Posted by Derek Broughton on August 22, 2005, 12:56 pm

Solar Flare wrote:


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