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CMU allows scientists to improve power plant safety, study faults as hot as lightning strikes

From NCMA eNews
December 19, 2019

High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges that can result in explosions that reach about 35,000 degrees Celsius — about the temperature of lightning strikes — and vaporize steel and spew hot metal particles into the air. In a power plant, such a fault can quickly spread, which is just the thing Sandia National Laboratories researchers are trying to prevent by finding a new way to peer into the flames. Those flames are filled with useful information that can help keep power plants operating safely. For years this data was hard to collect ... until they applied the power of CMU. To read more, click here.