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Re: oil dielectric
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
>>Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>>>> Suppose the coil is running.
>>>> Suppose the coil arcs over, in an unexpected way.
>>>> Suppose the arc hits the oil.
>>>> Suppose (since its an insulator) the oil gets a
>>>> UNDER it. Now the arc is in the oil.
>>>We're talking about enclosed containers with no air.
>>>There is no way the arc will contact the oil.
>> What about fault conditions?
> what if a butterfly in japan flaps its wings and a bolt of
> lightning from a thunderstorm strikes my metal shop building
> sending unknown amounts of energy into my wiring and causes
> an arc to jump from the end of my extension cord to the
> body of my nst to the connector bolt on my capacitor thus
> causing an arc in the oil.
Then, I hope, an oil rated fire extinquisher is handy.
A little planning goes a LONG way, in keeping us safe,
and out of the emergency room.
Preplanning beats the heck out of a first aid kit.
(hint: I do display fireworks. We plan, think, plan,
and stay aware to stay safe.) How many here have thought
about the fire risk? How many have seen an oil
fire? I'm NOT trying to be petty, but there are risks
here besides electrocution.