Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:47 AM
But, there was an incident about 5 or 6 years ago where the lineman had his bucket on a pole and he got into some trouble of some type. Might have been a flash, hell, I don't remember right off. Either one of the lines to the tool circuit to the bucket broke or one of the fittings to it broke or a hose to the impact gun broke, whatever it was, non-conductive hydraulic fluid sprayed out at 1200 psi all over this poor guy and everything else that was in the vicinity. Ever sprayed a match or lighter with a can of aerosal spray? Same effect only magnified about a hundred times. It literally becomes a badass flamethrower and will torch anything and anyone in it's path. Remember this the next time you are inspecting your hoses and fittings. That guy died from massive burns, but you don't have to.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:01 AM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:44 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:35 PM
BUT IF IT IS EXPOSED TO ENOUGH HEAT--TO REACH THE FLASH POINT--IT WILL MOST DEFINELY BURN, AND LIKE DEERLOPE SAID AT PRESSURE ITS BURNS MUCH MORE INTENSE
THE EPISODE WE HAD A FEW YEARS AGO--THE ELECTRICAL FLASH--CUT A NON-CONDUTIVE HOSE AND THEN CONTIUED TO BURN THE BUCKET AND END OF THE BOOM OFF OF THE TRUCK
Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:11 PM
Safety is my Game
Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:22 PM
Back about 10 years ago one of our double bucket trucks emergency pumps shorted out in the turrent and burnt the hoses off with two guys in the air, they were able to get the boom down close to the ground before they lost power and get out . The fire was very intense and was almost completely fueled by the hyd fluid and was very hard to put out but the truck was saved.
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