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OLi

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seems they were monitoring.....

https://www.reddit.com/r/chernobyl/comments/cvjxuk/turbine_test/ey5au5d/

and loss of life and eq.

https://www.reddit.com/r/chernobyl/comments/cvjxuk/turbine_test/

My heartfelt sincere condolences to vibration community, family, friends and relatives that suffered.

I previously had no idea, my oldest son found this discussion.

Anybody seen any reporting from Fukushima, TMI or Windscale?

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I was surprised that they had rolling element bearinsg on a Turbine, or was this 1970's/80's soviet tech?

Found this video a few months ago, goes into anatomy of the accident in detail.
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No, they don't have rolling element bearing in a Russian nuke turbine, it can't be possible, but they for sure can have bearing problems to be adjusted by sledge hammer.....
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Isn’t this from April 25th 1986?
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Yes it was a while back but I did not see so detailed info until now   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster

Itis a very rare reference to this, maybe the only existing, it was not revealed or known at the time as working close to nukes at the time with vibration it should have been known but it was not until now maybe connected to the current movie.
Still they lost lives while on duty doing vibration monitoring and got serious radiation diseases due to the same disaster
so they are to be honored as any of us getting in dire straits due to the work involved, in this kind of serious major disaster
or being run over by a truck IMHO. Take care out there..


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Re-reading the article,I think whoever translated the article, assumed 'bearing and ball' where synonymous.


We all take that gamble when we go to work in advers environments, thankfully humans have found ways to mitigate such risks a bit better over the years.
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I had a friend run over by a truck on a waste disposal site a few weeks ago during work on a CBI crusher that we frequently also work on... Yes you can be run over on the street but on site there are rules to be obeyed to if humanly possible avoid any dangers and having a disaster like that is unacceptable. We have a increased mortality here on building sites despite all entrance cards and web training. So in my world lately the statistics are sadly increasing and a as former shop steward (skyddsombud) or whatever it may be called, (where I grew up it was a honor to be responsible for other peoples well being where I ended up at the nuke it was a political appointment... oh, was that a wrong recruitment if ever :-)!) me and Homer Simpson we were both that in a nuke plant :-) it is a indication of seriously loosing focus in the security work when statistics go straight wrong way after many years of decline. There was a guy falling from hi height at the operating heat/power plant in this town last week... I know no details but it is real bad. You should be able to go to work w/o seriously thinking of not surviving, in most days anyway in our crazy line of work.
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