Explosion at New Madrid Power Plant

Explosion at New Madrid Power Plant

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Power Plant

Malden, MO

#1 Aug 16, 2008
What happened at the New Madrid Power plant Friday night around 7pm? There was a loud explosion and it appears that they had to shutdown the plant. Does anyone have details?
marston

Cape Girardeau, MO

#2 Aug 16, 2008
It seem that it was a problem in the switch yard. When it went the turbin did and auto shut down that was not planed, in turn that did some serious damage to the turbin and blades. Not sure what the extent of the damage until it cools off enough to open it up. They are schudleing in maintence shifts now. It was a miracle that no one was hurt!
what

Springfield, MO

#3 Aug 16, 2008
marston wrote:
It seem that it was a problem in the switch yard. When it went the turbin did and auto shut down that was not planed, in turn that did some serious damage to the turbin and blades. Not sure what the extent of the damage until it cools off enough to open it up. They are schudleing in maintence shifts now. It was a miracle that no one was hurt!
Serious damage to turbine and blades? that's the problem with these know it alls. gotta type something like they know it all. then let the comments begin.
U-1 Cap. Bank in the switchyard tripped, in turn tripped unit 1 off. when this happened 86 relay tripped causeing blackout in U-1. in turned delayed getting start-up transformer on. flooded basement due to power outage. first i heard damage to the turbine and blades. M & A was in fact working on the Cap. bank at the time and even they where in no danger. If your going to post something, at least post something you know about because alot of folks who read these i'm sure have family who work there.
do you

Cape Girardeau, MO

#4 Aug 16, 2008
Gee do you have to be such a hateful person. Maybe they have people there too. They could have been told what they wrote. Seems you thought it was trouble with the turbine too.
FRom what I know they are bringing in insulators and maintance to do the work.
good

Jackson, MO

#5 Aug 16, 2008
"What" thank you for giving so much info.
what

Springfield, MO

#6 Aug 16, 2008
do you wrote:
Gee do you have to be such a hateful person. Maybe they have people there too. They could have been told what they wrote. Seems you thought it was trouble with the turbine too.
FRom what I know they are bringing in insulators and maintance to do the work.
All I'm saying Ms. C is if your going to put something on here. Put down known facts and not just a bunch of garble to get a family member upset. and no I said nothing of trouble with the turbine.
omg

Fenton, MO

#7 Aug 17, 2008
ok, let's all fight over who knows more information! How stupid!
a lil love please

Cape Girardeau, MO

#8 Aug 17, 2008
can we find anything else to fight over? people are dying everyday in the war and in the united states and we can't say a nice word to one another yet we are the first ones to defend our country by saying we are a nation that stands united. please
the real facts

United States

#9 Aug 17, 2008
New madrid power plant had an explosion in their switch yard which was on what is called a cap bank, the work being done was by a different company. They are contracted out to do work in this area, and it is still being investigated but this did cause a blackout on unit 1, which is a very serious situation at this plant which has only happened a few times. This means that they lost all power to every piece of equipment in the plant which is serious when you have to bring down a turbine that is turning at 3600 rpm's and weigh's no telling how much. Without oil this could be very serious but these people are highly trained and went into action and did what they were trained for and got the turbine down in the worst possible condition safely, and in the mean time saved the other unit which was seriously effected by the surge in power. There was some damage do to hammer of high power steam on their piping but they have been able to get it all repaired and are at this time in the process of getting it back up. Let me tell you people I work at a lot of power plants all over the world and I have never been to a place that has their shit together like they do. There were no injuries which is great but the potential was there and thank God that these people are so well trained. I am currently working there as a contractor and was not there at the time but I was there the next day and got the full story. I was very impressed watching them do their work.
jason

Omaha, NE

#10 Nov 28, 2011
at 10am they also had a elevator fall 3 stories with 15 men in the darn thing. what else is going on over there?/
again wrong

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Nov 29, 2011
Yes, there was a problem with a elevator, it dropped and the brakes caught it, thank GOD, the sudden stop did cause the people on the elevator to be jarred suddenly. 15 people were sent to the Hospital as a precaution. It did not drop 3 stories but the sudden stop probably felt like it to them. If they dropped 3 stories we would be reading a different story. It was repaired the same day and the elevator company said it only dropped a few feet but this has nothing to do with the blackout.

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