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Offline Cutty Sark Sailor

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Really? Green?
« on: July 23, 2022, 08:56:40 PM »
So...
Lightning Strikes Wind Turbine in Texas:

Now, supposedly, that turbine had 800 gallons of oil in the gears/turbine, and 1300 gals of mineral oil in the transformer...All from petroleum.
 (Not to mention all the other components with 'fossil' bases.)

 


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Re: Really? Green?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 08:27:00 AM »
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Re: Really? Green?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 10:13:30 AM »
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Now, supposedly, that turbine had 800 gallons of oil in the gears/turbine.
Source? I understood the gearboxes contained in the region of 60-80 gallons.
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Re: Really? Green?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2022, 10:53:31 AM »
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Now, supposedly, that turbine had 800 gallons of oil in the gears/turbine.
Source? I understood the gearboxes contained in the region of 60-80 gallons.

Duh... yeah, I wasn't paying attention to an obvious 'mis-speak', misquote or typo: I thought 800 was nuts... but...

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/wind-turbine-fire-texas
“Crews with the Crowell Volunteer Fire Department responded, but Fire Chief Perry Shaw said there was little his firefighters could do to put the fire out.

"We’re not equipped to handle that kind of fire. Nobody in the area really is to speak of," Shaw said.

The fire chief estimated there were 800 gallons of oil in the gearbox and around 1,300 gallons of mineral oil in the ground-level transformer, which caused the smoke to appear dark black in the sky.”