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Why Fire Protection Is a Matter of Concern for Substation Transformers?

Date: September 18, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Fire Resistant Boards

When it comes to substation fires, transformers filled with oil pose the greatest risk of fire. This is why utility providers need to have some type of transformer fire protection installed. For companies to provide their customers with uninterrupted power, they must have the right transformer fire wall in place. Recently in California, the local electric company shut off the power that affected nearly one million people for 24 hours as a way of preventing wildfires. During that short...

5 Extraordinary Reasons to Choose DuraSystems to Safeguard Fire

Date: August 13, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

When it comes to choosing a company for fire protection, there’s no room for error. Whether you’re interested in passive or active safeguarding solutions, it’s imperative to work with experts. Especially considering how fast a transformer fire spreads and the devastation it causes, you want the best system available installed. Fortunately, one company stands out for passive fire protection – DuraSystems.When it comes to choosing a company for fire protection, there’s no room for...

A Guide for Transformer Fire Safety Practices

Date: July 23, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

Although any fire can wreak havoc on a business, a transformer fire has the potential of causing a catastrophe. For that reason, it’s imperative that you follow the best safety practices to prevent and stop a fire. Thankfully, you have several viable options for transformer fire protection. Among the best ways to do this is by using transformer fire separations. Acting as a physical barrier to fire, the right system keeps a blaze from spreading to adjacent transformers, buildings or other...

How to Handle Transformer Fire Emergencies Calmly?

Date: November 15, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

While the big ball of blue light generated from a transformer fire may look cool, when located in a substation close to a business or in a residential neighborhood, it becomes a major concern. When a transformer short circuits, the electrical arc vaporizes a large volume of insulating oil. As the vaporized oil has a larger volume than the original oil, a large pressure rise occurs inside the tank. Once the internal pressure exceeds the transformer’s tank or lid pressure rating, the...

Prevent a Transformer Fire from Damaging or Destroying Your Business

Date: June 18, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

If you have ever seen a transformer fire, not one that ruptures, but an actual fire, you understand how quick it can cause complete destruction to adjacent transformers, as well as buildings nearby. For full protection of your business, consider the installation of a fire and ballistic barrier before it is too late. Thanks to one company’s innovation, you have several viable options for transformer fire protection. Obviously, a representative would help you determine the right type of...


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