Ed Clark, The Electrical Expert

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Published on December 26, 2007

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Transmission Line 637 San Diego Gas and Electric “The Witch Fire 2007” “The Cedar Fire 2003” Transmission Line 682 “The Paradise Fire 2003” Presented by: Ed Clark The Electrical Expert http://www.TheElectricalExpert.com HOW DID IT HAPPEN? Is there a link that started them all?:  Transmission Line 637 San Diego Gas and Electric “The Witch Fire 2007” “The Cedar Fire 2003” Transmission Line 682 “The Paradise Fire 2003” Presented by: Ed Clark The Electrical Expert http://www.TheElectricalExpert.com HOW DID IT HAPPEN? Is there a link that started them all? DOWN GUY CONSTRUCTION:  DOWN GUY CONSTRUCTION Attached at same location on pole “WRONG” 2. Insulators not utilized! “WRONG” Down Guys Attached at the Same Point : “WRONG” :  Down Guys Attached at the Same Point : “WRONG” “ Must have 12 inches Vertical Clearance or use Insulators” Public Utilities Commission of the State of California Rules for Overhead Line Construction:  Public Utilities Commission of the State of California Rules for Overhead Line Construction VIOLATION by: San Diego Gas and Electric:  VIOLATION by: San Diego Gas and Electric What’s the Problem ????:  What’s the Problem ???? There is no Excuse!:  There is no Excuse! Down guys attached at the same point allows current to flow: LOOSE CONNECTIONS = ARCING:  Down guys attached at the same point allows current to flow: LOOSE CONNECTIONS = ARCING Slide10:  Dry Brush Arcing Low Humidity High Winds FIRE Dry Grass + Arcing FIRE:  Dry Grass + Arcing FIRE Dry Grass = Fuse for Fire:  Dry Grass = Fuse for Fire Dry Grass at Point of Arcing:  Dry Grass at Point of Arcing More Arcing:  More Arcing Lab Reports show the following: O,C,Si,Fe,Zn,Al,Ca,Mg,K, i Note: This particular sample was from the “CEDAR FIRE” Lab results show high contents of Carbon from ARCING:  Lab Reports show the following: O,C,Si,Fe,Zn,Al,Ca,Mg,K, i Note: This particular sample was from the “CEDAR FIRE” Lab results show high contents of Carbon from ARCING Carbon resulting from Arcing:  Carbon resulting from Arcing Ground rods found at various locations??:  Ground rods found at various locations?? Same down guy construction attached at the same point without vertical clearance or the use of insulators, multiple locations.:  Same down guy construction attached at the same point without vertical clearance or the use of insulators, multiple locations. Loose Down Guy Attachments at Anchor, Poor contact = Arcing:  Loose Down Guy Attachments at Anchor, Poor contact = Arcing Burning on inside at Point of Attachment:  Burning on inside at Point of Attachment More Arcing:  More Arcing Discoloration from Heat generated by arcing:  Discoloration from Heat generated by arcing Carbon Build up from Arcing:  Carbon Build up from Arcing Discoloration From Heat:  Discoloration From Heat Carbon build up, different type attachment:  Carbon build up, different type attachment START OF Witch FIRE !!!!:  START OF Witch FIRE !!!! Slide30:  START OF Witch FIRE !!!! Transmission Line 682 The Paradise Fire:  Transmission Line 682 The Paradise Fire The Paradise Fire Transmission Line 682 :  The Paradise Fire Transmission Line 682 URGENT SAFETY ALERT FOR ALL ELECTRIC LINE CREWS, WHERE THIS CONDITION EXISTS:  URGENT SAFETY ALERT FOR ALL ELECTRIC LINE CREWS, WHERE THIS CONDITION EXISTS VIOLATIONS STILL EXIST PUBLIC SAFETY IN JEOPARDY!:  VIOLATIONS STILL EXIST PUBLIC SAFETY IN JEOPARDY! CONCLUSION:  CONCLUSION The End:  The End Ed Clark The Electrical Expert www.TheElectricalExpert.com

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