Tag: transformer failure

Inspection launched at Clinton NP following transformer failure

USA, Illinois: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has launched a Special Inspection at the Nuclear Generating Station in Clinton, Illinois, to review the conditions after the recent failure of a transformer and the subsequent manual shutdown of the reactor.

Transformer a possible culprit to British Airways massive IT outage

United Kingdom, London: British Airways (BA) suffered a massive power outage that took all of its data systems offline, leaving as many as 300,000 passengers stranded due to the forced cancellation of hundreds of British Airways flights during a long holiday weekend in both the U.S. and United Kingdom.

Estonian power prices surge as Estlink 2 transformer fails

Norway, Oslo: Power prices in Estonia surged on Monday due to an outage on the 650-megawatt Estlink 2 submarine power cable to Finland which sent the spread between Estonian and Finnish prices to almost 10 euros, reports Reuters.

Zambia’s blackout caused by transformer fault

Zambia, Lusaka: A power failure that plunged most of Zambia into darkness at the beginning of last week was caused by a fault at a transformer in a substation in the north of the country, reports Bloomberg.

Transformer failure caused 20,000L of oil spills in Quebec

Canada, Quebec: After a failure of a transformer at Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) mining plant in Saguenay, Quebec, over 20,000 litres of transformer insulating oil was spilled, reported regional authorities.

Cattenom reactor shut down due to transformer fault

France, Cattenom: Reactor Unit 3 at the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant located close to Luxembourg-France border in the Cattenom commune, France, has been shut down after an electrical fault was detected in the main power transformer.

Chopper delivers JEA transformer to Liberty Street

USA, Florida: JEA, Jacksonville utility company, has used a helicopter to deliver a power transformer to Liberty Street and replace the transformer which was damaged when a large section of South Liberty Street in downtown Jacksonville collapsed into the St. Johns River more than two weeks ago.