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    Ghastly accident of August 17th

    On Aug. 17th, at the Ayano -shushenskaya hydro electric power station situated on the Yeinisei river in Russia there was a terrible accident resulting in the deaths of about 80 men, From the scant knowledge i have heard of this accident, it would seem to have occured, When a catastrophic surge occured in the draft pipe of one of the 10 big water turbines, I am led to believe this water pressure, ejected 950 tons of turbine &generator up through the turbine hall floor, causing major damage to the other generators & an explosion in a large transformer, totally demolishing the whole turbine hall,and destroying the other turbines

    This large power station, is apparently the sixth biggest hydro electric station in the world, and the damage it would seem will run into millions of dollars It would seem this was not a particularly old facility
    Has any of our members heard of this disaster ?

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    Video here.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/344463...ion_of_russia/

    Ignore the advert at the start.

    Plus another report here that downplays it.

    http://www.eng.rushydro.ru/press/news/7550.html

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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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    • #3
      yes, sure. here's some video of the accident:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f3DrZbH0-c
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CPlDh2Aj2w

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      • #4
        The shots of the lobby remind me of "quitin' time" where I used to work.....

        Fred

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        • #5
          if you want to f things up big style you can always count on Russia to do somthing silly [we wont mention Chernobyl, oops i did]
          mark

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dm1try
            yes, sure. here's some video of the accident:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f3DrZbH0-c
            I'll bet that knocked the Health and Safety certificate off the wall..............

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            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              the Russians seem to have some problems with power generation. i'm thinking millions of dollars is an understatement.

              andy b.
              The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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              • #8
                That's kind of scary and it looks like it destroyed the whole generator room.
                It's only ink and paper

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                • #9
                  Speaking of things that have slipped under the radar, does this one qualify?
                  http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/1...a-earhart.html
                  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                  • #10
                    Geez what a mess,did you guys notice the wrinkled 10x24 WF beams
                    I just need one more tool,just one!

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                    • #11
                      Everyone seems to be in a panic to get away once outside except for the lady smoker taking a stroll and getting ready to lite up.........LOL
                      Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....

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                      • #12
                        That accident sure didn't get much attention, but a friend emailed me a bunch of pictures and preliminary investigation findings. What a mess!

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                        • #13
                          Because it is offline there are a lot of aluminum smelters in the surrounding area that are going to be down for several years. This has helped drive the price of aluminum back up to almost where it was at the peak.

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                          • #14
                            I think I saw pics of that on CNN here a while back.
                            Chris
                            Merkel, Tx
                            http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod

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                            • #15
                              The question is how did it happen? Did the penstock gate at the top just fall off all at once?
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