AC/DC rectification unit experiences electrical fault, causing catastrophic damage

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Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
II-899008-2019 (#14988)

Location: Trail, BC

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident overview

An AC/DC rectification unit experienced an electrical fault on the 488VAC supply to the unit. The electrical fault condition resulted in an internal fire which destroyed the unit. The fire spread to the connected cables and electric buss, resulting in damage to all connected and adjacent equipment in the vicinity.