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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...

DuraBarrier: Transformer Fire Separation Provides Excellent Protection

Date: April 21, 2017 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

Although a sky lit up in blue looks pretty amazing when a transformer blows, this event is quite dangerous. Fortunately, by using a transformer fire separation system, any risk is dramatically decreased. The DuraBarrier system ensures appropriate transformer clearance from a building, thereby protecting the structure itself, other buildings and transformers, and any people inside or within close proximity. This system, which is offered by the industry leader DuraSystems, follows very...

Will Your Insurance Company Cover Your Substation Transformer Fire?

Date: February 20, 2017 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

One of the most important decisions that any business owner makes involves choosing the right insurance carrier and coverage. Depending on the carrier, fire insurance may be a standard offering. Especially when dealing with certain risks, such as a substation fire, it is critical that you have the necessary protection. Compared to other types of fires, a transformer fire is considered one of the most dangerous. In addition to significant damage to property, there is a major risk of injury...


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