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Substation Fire Protection

Authored by: Don Delcourt

Electric Power Substations Engineering

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439856383
eBook ISBN: 9781439856390
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The risk of fire in substations has been historically low, but the possible impact of a substation fire can be catastrophic. Fires in substations can severely impact the supply of power to customers and the utility company’s revenue and assets. These fires can also create fire hazards to utility personnel, emergency personnel, and the general public. The recognition of the fire hazards, the risks involved, and the appropriate fire protection mitigation measures are some of the key considerations for the design and operation of new or existing substations.

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