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Re: generators, etc....
On Sat, 12 Oct 1996, Mike O'Dell wrote: > A fuel supplier accidently puts half a load of jet fuel instead of #2 > diesel in your storage tank, which you won't find until it reloads the > run tank from the day tank. Take samples from the fuel tank and test them every time tanks are filled. > Floods happen and the water rises taller > than the 3 story snorkle on the diesels. Don't site buildings where there have been floods in the past 500 years and don't site buildings downstream from dams. If a waterproof building is built in a flood area, make sure that snorkles rise above the 500 year flood level. > Generators takes a direct > lightning strike and fries house DC power (even inside shielded > enclosures). A fiber transmission system goes crazy when the control system > is zapped by the lightning strike on the generator. Is there any way to protect against lightning? > A 200mph hurricane > gust rips a microwave system off the roof (tower and all) and throws it > down on the generators, crushing the exhaust system and the diesels > strangle. (No, I'm' not imagining these.) When siting a diesel exhaust system make sure that there are no trees, towers or similar things nearby that could fall on it. If in a hurricane area, reinforce diesel snorkels and arrange for multiple paths to get air in. > We all try very, very hard to make things reliable, but the world isn't > perfect, nor are any of us. Yup. Now everybody else has learned from BBN's mistakes and from your anecdotes. Thus we make the network more reliable one step at a time. Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049 http://www.memra.com - E-mail: email@example.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -