Cables of our Electricity Plant was on big fire! Any possible opportunity?

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Some cables of our electricity plant was on big fire which caused several towns' normal life suddenly disrupted.

 

Could you suggest any new business or new product opportunity to prevent this happening again?

 

Remember, electricity plant is very rich.  devilyes

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Could you suggest any new business or new product opportunity to prevent this happening again?

 

Why not just make a reality show & sell keepsake copper bracelets? Billy, don't touch that switch [Sound of exploding transformer]

 

In the meantime, maybe get one of these

https://copper-recycle.com/Coppe...

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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avrcandies wrote:

Could you suggest any new business or new product opportunity to prevent this happening again?

 

Why not just make a reality show & sell keepsake copper bracelets? Billy, don't touch that switch [Sound of exploding transformer]

 

In the meantime, maybe get one of these

https://copper-recycle.com/Coppe...

 

 

I want to re-market older stuffs in terms of "Wireless Internet of Things" in a very large scale!  devil

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HKPhysicist wrote:
Remember, electricity plant is very rich. 
Indeed; local electric bill will increase 10USD +/- 2USD per month in Sept'22 because of the exit from bankruptcy of the electrical power generator corporation due to Storm Uri (frozen natural gas fueled power generators instead of on fire)

Locals response that's primary are propane fueled electrical generators; not surprising as Texas has plentiful supplies of natural gas and wind (a relative few wind-powered generators about mostly at farms and ranches where loss of grid-tied power can be one factor in the death of livestock)

re Hong Kong, a guess is PV panels from China (likely less expensive in Hong Kong versus Texas)

Some Microchip Technology application notes on inverters; one dsPIC33C likely could do all (inverter, charge control, multiple SMPS [USB PD, automobile battery charger], operator interface, network interface)

De-centralized electrical power generation may be wise for Solar Cycle 25 (current) though definitely for the next few solar cycles.

 

Texas' ERCOT power grid changes costing state millions of dollars (Austin American-Statesman)

dsPIC33CH128MP508 | EEMBC Benchmark Score Viewer (CoreMark)

 

edit:

https://youtu.be/YTaNoiC-buI?t=207 in Top 5 Natural Threats to Global Civilization - YouTube (5m47s)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Wed. Jun 22, 2022 - 06:28 PM
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Hong Kong, a guess is PV panels from China

 

Damn!

Big opportunity to promote some costly designs.

Lets work together and prepare for their next public auction!  devilwink

 

Contact me if you have similar solution.  Lets chop them a big pie!

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De-centralized electrical power generation ...

Here Comes the Sun—to End Civilization | WIRED

by 

Jun 21, 2022

Every so often, our star fires off a plasma bomb in a random direction. Our best hope the next time Earth is in the crosshairs? Capacitors.

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Without a guiding theory of solar dynamics, scientists tend to take a statistical approach, relying on strong correlations and after-the-fact rationales to make their predictions.

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In 2019, a dozen scientists empaneled by NASA predicted that the current solar cycle will peak with 115 sunspots in July 2025—well below the historical average of 179.

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[Scott McIntosh and solar magnetic band timing and intensity]

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McIntosh predicts above-average activity for the current solar cycle, peaking at around 190 sunspots.

[my note : Solar Cycle 25's sunspot count is greater than the NASA prediction]

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Through a weird and nonintuitive property of electromagnetism, the electricity coursing through the atmosphere will begin to induce currents at Earth’s surface.

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The weakest points in the grid are its intermediaries—machines called transformers, ...

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The average American transformer is 40 years old, pushed beyond its intended lifespan.

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Mitigating this threat could be as simple as outfitting vulnerable transformers with capacitors, relatively inexpensive devices that block the flow of direct current. 

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But [Tom] Berger’s [formerly at USA Space Weather Prediction Center] confidence waned after the February 2021 collapse of the Texas power grid, which killed hundreds of people, left millions of homes and businesses without heat, and caused about $200 billion in damage. That crisis was brought on by nothing more exotic than a big cold snap. 

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a transformer built to withstand 10 seconds of current is very different from one ready for 120 hours. [1859 Carrington Event]

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Insiders know not to buy a transformer unless the factory that made it is at least 10 years old. 

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archived from Here Comes the Sun—to End Civilization | WIRED

due to The Sun Can Kill Billions & End the Modern World - YouTube (4m38s)

 

That article states the issues of telluric current due to CME but not EMP due to an X-class solar flare's gamma rays (result is a spray of high energy electrons as gamma rays impact Earth's atmosphere; IIRC, 20% of Earth's surface is affected by one very strong CME)

Spacecraft channel high energy electrons via sheet aluminum of adequate thickness; electronics dissipate electrons by surge suppression.

A capacitor does reduce dv/dt due to lightning's di/dt; am uncertain a capacitor and zener diode is enough for EMP.

Lightning test sites exist; EMP test sites are rare.

Delta Lightning Arrestors | Surge Capacitor Information

Delta SOV for 120V AC or DC

PolyZen Device Fundamentals (Littelfuse, up to 15 Vdc)

Inexpensive Solution Protects Sensitive Devices From Surges | Electronic Design

AND11 LND150: ±500 Volt Protection Circuit | Application Note | Microchip Technology

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Chapman,

We can form a joint venture across Hong Kong and Texas, and then apply for governmental funds on both sides.

We may find angel fund from Microchip and TI.

 

I will integrate my 1GHz wireless mesh to monitor the whole power grid.  devil

Our government claims that project with profound public interest may get 100% subsidy.  devil

 

This stage is the most difficult.  angry

 

Who wants to be billionaire?!?  Join us.  devil

Last Edited: Thu. Jun 23, 2022 - 05:09 PM
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Perhaps, we may try "Super Conducting" transformer.  devil

 

It is much easier to build than "super conducting" electric generator which finds some application in top grade navy.  It is a top secret, I guess.

 

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It is much easier to build than "super conducting" electric generator which finds some application in top grade navy.  It is a top secret, I guess.

Have you spoken to Dr. Daystrom?---he has a lot of new ideas.

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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avrcandies wrote:

It is much easier to build than "super conducting" electric generator which finds some application in top grade navy.  It is a top secret, I guess.

Have you spoken to Dr. Daystrom?---he has a lot of new ideas.

 

No. I simply do not believe in youtube speakers.  Most of them claim to be phd, double graduate, double phd, etc.  laugh

 

Especially in the field of advanced physics, most people cannot comprehend the most subtle parts of physical principles.

 

My schoolmate is a professor in physics.  I explained to him that he had not digested thoroughly Special Relativity.  Of course, he also corrected me something which I misunderstood.  yesenlightened

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Of course, he also corrected me something which I misunderstood.  

Don't feel bad, Dr. Daystrom thought many would not understand his concepts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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HKPhysicist wrote:

Some cables of our electricity plant was on big fire which caused several towns' normal life suddenly disrupted.

 

Could you suggest any new business or new product opportunity to prevent this happening again?

 

Remember, electricity plant is very rich.  devilyes

open a fuse factory! devil

 

 

jim

 

FF = PI > S.E.T

 

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HKPhysicist wrote:
... and then apply for governmental funds on both sides.
A personal anathema.

HKPhysicist wrote:
We may find angel fund from Microchip and TI.
Some (most?) banks begin consideration at one million USD; a guess is similar for semiconductor manufacturers.

That's two orders of magnitude over starting a SMB/SME; one typically runs up the credit card to the hilt with hope of finding a partner for LRIP by demonstrating a prototype (one reel can be 10K USD plus or minus)

HKPhysicist wrote:
This stage is the most difficult.
If you mean sweat equity then I concur.

HKPhysicist wrote:
Who wants to be billionaire?!? 
Not me

Transparency : a literal part of me is "Money is a root of evil."

HKPhysicist wrote:
Join us.
Akin to

... Join me, and together, we shall rule the galaxy as father and son! - Darth Vader 

smiley

 


LRIP - Low-Rate Initial Production

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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G Chapman said:

 "Money is a root of evil."

 

I usually find it’s the LACK of money that is the root of much evil!

Not the money itself….

 

jim

 

 

 

FF = PI > S.E.T

 

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Fusible links are installed on some power transformers.

Was unaware of capacitors as series termination for power transformers.

A CME's telluric current is graphed for CONUS; shows variability by longitude.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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ki0bk wrote:
I usually find it’s the LACK of money that is the root of much evil!
The lack of money is the root of all evil - SetQuotes

ki0bk wrote:
Not the money itself….
One can study how evil creeps into money; such study is a part of "... be wise as serpents ..." which am leery of.

Though a crypto-currency :

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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"Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide" wire is used for superconducting transformer prototype.

 

There are some successful demonstrations of this.  Primary advantages:

Reduced physical size by 50%

Reduced dissipative power by 50%!

 

It sounds like that it is the correct direction!  yesdevil

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A transformer with nearly zero cable current noise is "Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide" wired transformer dipped in liquid nitrogen.

 

What is its possible application?  blush

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Chapman,

According to your information, power grid fault owing to solar activity is directly related to its altitude on earth.

 

Would it be a wealthy business if we offer real time radiation monitoring on power company's every power tower?  Please give your valuable opinions.  Other constructive opinions are also welcome.  enlightened wink

 

 

My super model blond sweetheart requests me a new Lotus, and a wedding ring with diamond framed in Tungsten metal.  I need money, please help.  crying

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My super model blond sweetheart requests me a new Lotus, and a wedding ring with diamond framed in Tungsten metal.  I need money, please help.  crying

 Show her how to program AVR's, that will keep her busy.  Soon she'll be more interested in ring buffers & won't have time to drive anywhere.

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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HKPhysicist wrote:
According to your information, power grid fault owing to solar activity is directly related to its altitude on earth.
Longitude; glad the ones of Canada added series capacitors on essential off-line transformers.

HKPhysicist wrote:
Would it be a wealthy business if we offer real time radiation monitoring on power company's every power tower?
No for USA as we have such solar radiation monitors at least regionally; "smart" meters open circuit customers for specific off-line power issues which will zero the current in the transformer's secondary at customer's power tower/pole.

For excessive telluric current due to CME, there'll be an approximate 15 minute world-wide "heads up" warning to interested parties; if a party is an electrical power generator or distributor then automated actions can "hopefully" protect off-line networks.

Data from SDO and such is input to solar weather forecasts resulting in a CME's caution a day or two before impact.

Not much can be done on an X-class flare's gamma radiation other than hardening electronics or locally stocking spare parts (passives, semiconductors, PCBA)

 

THVD8000 RS-485 transceiver with OOK modulation for power line communication | TI.com

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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As I sit here with baited breath watching this thread.......

 

I cannot but wonder why Flux Capcitors are not used as much as they were in teh 1980's.....

 

One per household, and then no more need for an electric grid.  Hmmmmmm, Maybe I need to get involved in this....

 

Jim

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www.tokopedia.com/madagang .Buy and Donated cheap electronics and manuscripts.

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jgmdesign wrote:
One per household, and then no more need for an electric grid.
A local propane operator stated customers are increasing the size of their propane tanks and adding standby electrical power generators (three month lead time for new propane tanks)

Reason : Storm Uri

Rural electrical power isn't as reliable as semi-urban (probably up to 1 mi/1.6 km between customers ... snapped power poles ... tripped circuit breakers ... old transformers ...) though the customer service is excellent.

 

Texas Co-op Power • June 2022

[page 23]

Generac Power Systems - Power Equipment and Generator Manufacturer

February 13–17, 2021 North American winter storm - Wikipedia

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Chapman,

Communication over power line sounds good for civil applications.  Is there any good example besides ethernet?

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That's all I'm aware of.

 

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller