Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: 1 [2]

Author Topic: Power outage  (Read 1660 times)

sevenlayermuddle

  • Helpful
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4808
Re: Power outage
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2018, 11:58:36 PM »


Diesel, not petrol?  Careful now, the tree huggers that were your friends last year may now desert you. :D

More seriously, is there a reason that diesel is favoured?   Diesel car engines for example need pre-warming with glow plugs, requiring extra energy (battery drain) as well as time delay.   I would have thought that  a spark ignition petrol generator would be more responsive, and also reduce the strain on the batteries?  ???
Logged

Weaver

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8508
  • Retd sw dev; A&A; 4 ◊ 7km ADSL2; IPv6; Firebrick
Re: Power outage
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2018, 12:29:53 AM »

By the way, what is the huge green box on the right in the EASTW picture?
Logged

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 28979
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: Power outage
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 12:40:21 AM »

To the best of my knowledge, looking at the three green cabinets from left to right, they are the primary cross-connection point number five, active electronics for the local mobile telephony cell and a Huawei SmartAX MA5616 equipped "fibre cabinet", linked to PCP5.

[Edited typo.]
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 03:35:59 PM by burakkucat »
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.

sevenlayermuddle

  • Helpful
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4808
Re: Power outage
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2018, 12:47:11 AM »

Iíd imagine a possible parameter might be that petrol degrades in storage, maybe deisel less so?
Logged

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 28979
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: Power outage
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2018, 12:49:33 AM »

The usual suspects  ;)  had a discussion about the Broadford exchange, batteries, rectifier sets, and UAXs starting from Weaver's announcement of his discovery of the location of the exchange building.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 12:54:33 AM by burakkucat »
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.

sevenlayermuddle

  • Helpful
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4808
Re: Power outage
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2018, 01:10:05 AM »

Worth clarifying that one issue with modern roadside fuel station deisel is  it includes a certain amount of bio-fuel.   

The bio fuel does cause problems for deisel cars with particulate filters, as the deisel finds its way into the carís oil sump and then the bio part fails to evaporate like old-fashioned deisel.  But no idea whether it might affect generators, for better or for worse?
Logged

Ronski

  • Helpful
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3552
Re: Power outage
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2018, 06:31:44 AM »

I suspect it's because diesel engines have more low end torque, are less prone to electronic problems presuming it has and old type fuel injection pump. A lot of the bigger diesels need no preheating. Diesel is also a lot less volatile than petrol, so any leaks or spills are less of a fire risk.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 06:47:18 AM by Ronski »
Logged
Formerly restrained by ECI and ali,  now surfing along at 390/36  ;D

Weaver

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8508
  • Retd sw dev; A&A; 4 ◊ 7km ADSL2; IPv6; Firebrick
Re: Power outage
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2018, 07:30:04 AM »

I would have thought that itís all about the fuel, not the engine. You donít want petrol in a building, due to its volatile components as Ronski said. And they presumably donít want external storage tanks, for a variety of reasons, practicality, space, security and cost.
Logged

Weaver

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8508
  • Retd sw dev; A&A; 4 ◊ 7km ADSL2; IPv6; Firebrick
Re: Power outage
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2018, 10:00:33 PM »

More pics of the landslip :
It looks to me as if a huge rock split and half of it fell away, perhaps after the snowfall? Speculation: Could be that the freezing temperatures split the giant rock, then heavy rain shifted muck at the base that was supporting one half of it on the hillside and then it rolled away. It looks from the pictures of the half that remains, as if there was a vertical-plane (ish) crack, or one at an even more unstable inclination, and the crack very approximately ran from left to right as you look up at it from below, so just right for half to fall away.

You get an idea of how huge it was, as the pylon looks tiny. They said 9000 tons of stuff had come down.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 10:05:04 PM by Weaver »
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]