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

Incident Investigation

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

August 25, 2019

Electrical

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.

 

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