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Power Station Turbine Accident

Graham Marshall - Friday, April 06, 2012

A UK reader of the blog has forwarded to me this slide pack showing photographs of the damaged sustained at the Duhva power station in South Africa.

As the photographs show, the power station was extensively damaged in a major accident last month. 

The accident apparently occurred when one of the turbine units that was undergoing routine tests malfunctioned, causing it to fly apart and sparking a fire.

 The pictures of damage shown in slides 11 to 15, and from number 22 onwards are particularly striking images of the kinetic energy hazard potential!

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