Eastern New York Nuke Plant Fire: Case Study


In 2015, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems was called to an emergency in New York.  

A transformer caught fire, and our fire sprinklers extinguished it; however, the fire sprinklers needed to get back online quickly.  

Without working fire sprinklers, the plant couldn't do its job.

Check out our case study on this quick turnaround job that got a nuclear plant back online.


Here is a snippet:

In Eastern New York, an alarm blared on May 9, 2015.  A voice came over a loud speaker, “This is not a drill.  This is not a drill.”  Smoke poured from a GSU transformer that had failed and caught fire.  The fire sprinklers activated and extinguished the fire.  However, smoke was already pouring from the transformer that was no longer usable, causing a forced outage. 

A forced outage is when equipment is unavailable because of an unanticipated breakdown and an outage can’t be avoided beyond 48 hours.  If there are numerous forced outages in a year, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) can change a nuclear plant’s ranking.  It was imperative that the plant got back online quickly.  They hired a well-known technology producer to replace the transformer.  This producer hired F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems to protect the new transformer with custom fire sprinklers.   

Read the case study here.


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