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    Eskomís broken generators mean more load shedding

    Power utility Eskom has once again implemented ďload sheddingĒ until three generators are fixed, a spokesman said on Monday

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    Hire competent people and get rid of BEE ****!!!
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    Now in Stage 2 again
    "Times up chums lets do this, LEEROOOOOOOOOOOOY JENKIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!"

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    Etzinger said the cuts would last for most of Monday but as soon as the generators were back on-line “things should be better”.
    Moenie kom **** praat nie.!

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    Allow private power producers.....
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    **** YOU ANC! **** YOU BEE! **** YOU ESKOM! **** YOU SOUTH AFRICA! **** YOU ZUMA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkels1991 View Post
    Now in Stage 2 again
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    I AM DONE WITH THIS ****!!!!

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    Anyone got a link to City Power's schedule that doesn't fall over everytime they announce this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSpectre View Post
    I AM DONE WITH THIS ****!!!!
    Easy now, DarkSpectre.

    If you had a hot babe, like Tanix Phoenix, with you today and you were heading for the beach, you wouldn't even know there was something called load shedding.

    We just need to get through this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottulusMaximus View Post
    Anyone got a link to City Power's schedule that doesn't fall over everytime they announce this?
    Check out https://twitter.com/CityofJoburgZA

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    Mail doing the rounds.......................

    They were doing a test of the turbine overspeed protection system, and in short, the protection did not kick in. Conventional wisdom tells me that there should be a better way to test a protection system than to try and destroy the turbine and see if it feels like protecting itself, but that’s basically what they did.

    The turbine has a governor valve which controls the amount of steam coming into the turbine In order to keep it running at the right speed (3000 rpm for our grid frequency) and then it has a main isolation valve to shut the steam off completely. The protections systems (of which there are 3 independent systems, and a dude with his finger on the emergency button) are supposed to close this main isolation valve in a fraction of a second when the turbine overspeeds.

    So they get ready for the test, they dump a helluva lot of steam onto the turbine, speed starts going crazy, it went from 3000 RPM to 4500 RMP in ten seconds (they are generally only designed for 10 to 15% overspeed, all three protection systems should have kicked in by the time you get to 110%). Anyway, I don’t know why, but all three systems failed, and the dude with his finger on the manual trip button wasn’t at his post. So the result was a big bang, some fire and a lot of steam going where it shouldn’t go.
    Scary thing is Duvha has a shared turbine hall. All six units are placed in one long straight stripe, with no missile shield between them. And if you look at the third last pic you can see how big that shaft is, if that landed on another turbine it would have destroyed that too. They are very lucky they didn’t lose the entire station.

    So anyway, what gets reported in the news? “Unforeseen maintenance” at one of the units at Duvha requires it to remain shut down for 18 months. understatement of the century in my book. But you shut off the containment ventilation system at Koeberg for one hour and a radiation alarm goes off, then it’s a front page news national crisis. I give up.
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    ^^^ Oh ffs that was 3 years ago
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    It just keeps getting better....

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    Christ I wish people would stop spreading BS....

    The reality is bad enough, we don't need extra crap to stir up peoples emotions.
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