Cruddy Breakers at Riverbend Nuke Plant put Everyone at Risk

19 05 2016

Mining Awareness:

Defective Breakers May Cause Increased Release of Radiation to Environment by Nuclear Power Station(s): Schneider Electric Masterpact Defect Strikes Again at River Bend

Mining Awareness (comment):It may create an accident as it almost did earlier this year after a lightening storm. According to an engineer, these breakers link together in complex ways like a control panel so if they are defective anything can happen. This includes failure to filter routine rad releases along with emergency radiation releases. There has also been a related HVAC issue and it’s not just about keeping workers cool but equipment can melt. This is literally like the cartoons of springs popping out. There appears to be two main things – one is misfits due to equipment change with different brands can lead to overheating. Another is that if it gets dual signals it stays open and hence doesn’t do its breaker-stop functions. It also doesn’t protect from lightening if it doesn’t work.”

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20 05 2016
miningawareness

Not just in an accident. It may create an accident as it almost did earlier this year after a lightening storm. According to an engineer, these breakers link together in complex ways like a control panel so if they are defective anything can happen. This includes failure to filter routine rad releases along with emergency radiation releases. There has also been a related HVAC issue and it’s not just about keeping workers cool but equipment can melt. This is literally like the cartoons of springs popping out. There appears to be two main things – one is misfits due to equipment change with different brands can lead to overheating. Another is that if it gets dual signals it stays open and hence doesn’t do its breaker-stop functions. It also doesn’t protect from lightening if it doesn’t work.

20 05 2016
flyingcuttlefish

ok – I will alter the title….

20 05 2016
miningawareness

Just to clarify, it’s not definite that it’s leaking radiation constantly. But, it’s a possibility. It supposedly depends on how it’s rigged up (programmed) for there are hundreds of breakers. Someone pointed out that the US NRC should have tested them. Recall that there is also a systematic electrical defect in 98 of 99 reactors (or is it power stations?) that the NRC is dragging its feet on, despite complaint by 7 engineers in addition to that. If you type Schneider recall gov into the browser you get lots of stuff about Schneider defects. There were also reports to the NRC on overheating of these breakers in 2014. The fact that Riverbend had GE breakers replaced with French Schneider breakers makes for a misfit compared to replacing Swedish or Swiss ABB breakers with French Schneider which can more likely lead to overheating. It’s just one big fuck up, I guess the “Nuclear Logistics” people in Texas wanted to win a free trip to the Moulin Rouge or something.

21 05 2016
flyingcuttlefish
22 05 2016

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