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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

CAN HANDLINES BE USED ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AT CON EDISON FACILITIES?

NO

++Handlines shall never be used on energized electrical components at Con Edison facilities.++

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

YOU ARRIVE AS THE 1St DUE ENGINE AT A FIRE IN A CON EDISON ELECTRICAL FACILITY, YOU ORDER YOUR MEN TO STRETCH 3 1/2" HOSE TO AN AKRON NEW YORKER AND BEGIN APPLYING WATER TO THE FIRE, DID YOU OPERATE CORRECTLY?

NO

++The decision to apply water streams to electrical components at Con Edison facilities will not be undertaken by first responding units. This decision can only be made by a Chief Officer above the rank of Deputy Chief (or a Deputy Chief operating as Car 421 or Car 422) in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.++

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

AT 138kV LIVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE WHEN USING A 30 DEGREE OR GREATER FOG STREAM TO APPLY WATER?

15 FEET

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

AT 138kV LIVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE FOR ALL STRAIGHT/SOLID STREAMS AND STREAMS LESS THAT 30 DEGREES FOG?

75 FEET

EQUAL TO APRX. ONE AND A HALF LENGTHS OF HOSE

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

AT 345kV LIVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE WHEN USING A 30 DEGREE OR GREATER FOG STREAM TO APPLY WATER?

25 FEET

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

AT 345kV LIVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE FOR ALL STRAIGHT/SOLID STREAMS AND STREAMS LESS THAT 30 DEGREES FOG?

125 FEET

EQUAL TO APRX. TWO AND A HALF LENGTHS OF HOSE

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

WHAT IS THE PRIMARY MEANS OF APPLYING WATER TO ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS?

TOWER LADDER - TURBOMASTER NOZZLE

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

AS AN ENGINE OFFICER IF YOU ORDERED YOU COMPANY TO USE THE AQUASTREAM FOG NOZZLE AT A FIRE INVOLVING ENERGIZED CON EDISON ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, DID YOU OPERATE CORRECTLY?

NO

++NOTE: The Aquastream Master Stream Nozzle carried by all Aerial Ladder and Engine Companies is factory pre-set to a fog stream pattern of 130 degrees. This nozzle shall not be used because it does not provide enough stream penetration to allow for maintaining safe operating distances.++

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

WHEN CAN FDNY MEMBERS ENTER CON ED ELECTRICAL FACILITIES?

APPROVAL OF INCIDENT COMMANDER AND APPROVED CON ED WHITE HAT

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

TRUE/FALSE

SALT WATER CAN BE USED AT FIRES IN CON ED ELECTRICAL FACILITIES.

FALSE

++Only fresh water shall be used for applying water streams on live electrical components. Salt water shall never be used.++

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

TRUE/FALSE

FOAM CAN BE USED AT FIRES INVOLVING CON ED ELECTRICAL FACILITIES.

FALSE

++No additives including any type of foam shall be used. Additives increase the electrical conductivity of the water.++

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AUC 338 - APPLICATION OF WATER STREAMS ON ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

WHAT DEGREE FOG STREAM SHOULD BE USED AT CON ED ELECTRICAL FACILITY FIRES?

30 DEGREE FOG STREAM

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

IN REGARDS TO CON ED EXPOSED ELECTRICAL BUSES AT TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION STATION, WHAT IS THE SAFE DISTANCE FROM A BUS THAT HAS 345,000V?

18 FEET

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

IN REGARDS TO CON ED EXPOSED ELECTRICAL BUSES AT TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION STATION, WHAT IS THE SAFE DISTANCE FROM A BUS THAT HAS 15,000V - 38,000V?

10 FEET

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

IF A CAPACITOR BANK AT CON ED TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION STATION IS INVOLVED IN A SMALL FIRE, WHAT IS USED TO EXTINGUISH IT?

DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHERS

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

IF A BATTERY ROOM AT CON ED TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION STATION IS INVOLVED IN FIRE, WHAT IS USED TO EXTINGUISH IT?

DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHERS AS WELL AS WATER APPLICATION FROM A SAFE DISTANCE

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

IF A BATTERY ROOM AT CON ED TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION STATION IS INVOLVED IN FIRE, WHAT SHOULD NOT BE USED TO EXTINGUISH IT?

CARBON DIOXIDE

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

WHEN RAISING AERIAL LADDERS/TOWER LADDER BUCKETS, HOW FAR HORIZONTALLY FROM THE SUBSTATIONS EXTERIOR FENCE LINE IS CONSIDERED A SAFE CLEARANCE?

18 FEET

++When raising aerial ladders and tower ladder buckets, maintain an 18-foot safe clearance horizontally from the substation's exterior fence line and do not place portable ladders, aerial ladders or tower ladder booms or buckets against or over the wall or fence.++

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AUC 338, ADDENDUM 2 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

AT CON ED SUBSTATIONS DO NOT PLACE PORTABLE LADDERS, AERIAL LADDERS OR TL BOOMS OR BUCKETS AGAINST OR OVER THE WALLS OR FENCE.

TRUE

++When raising aerial ladders and tower ladder buckets, maintain an 18-foot safe clearance horizontally from the substation's exterior fence line and do not place portable ladders, aerial ladders or tower ladder booms or buckets against or over the wall or fence. ++

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TRUE/FALSE

Handlines shall be used on energized electrical components at Con Edison facilities.

FALSE

++Handlines shall never be used on energized electrical components at Con Edison facilities.++

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Con Edison classifies electrical equipment at their facilities as follows:

• Energized -

• De-energized -

• Grounded -

Energized - Equipment that is connected to an electrical source.

De-energized - Equipment that is isolated from all electrical sources but not grounded.

Grounded - Equipment that is electrically isolated and grounds applied.

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TRUE/FALSE

AN ENGINE OFFICER CAN ORDER WATER APPLIED TO ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS THAT ARE ON FIRE INSIDE A CON EDISON FACILITY.

FALSE

++The decision to apply water streams to electrical components at Con Edison facilities will not be undertaken by first responding units. This decision can only be made by a Chief Officer above the rank of Deputy Chief (or a Deputy Chief operating as Car 421 or Car 422) in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.++

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF HAS ORDERED YOUR ENGINE COMPANY TO APPLY WATER TO A FIRE INVOLVING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS INSIDE A CON EDISION FACILITY. YOU'RE MEN HOOK UP THE AKRON MULTIVERSAL WITH A SOLID STREAM TIP. THE INCIDENT COMMANDER INFORMS YOU THAT THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS HAVE A CHARGE OF 138kV. AT WHAT DISTANCE SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEN TO SET UP THE MULTIVERSAL?

75 FT - 138kV W/STRAIGHT STREAMS OR LESS THAN 30 DEGREE FOG

++The following are the minimum safe operating distances for applying water on energized or de-energized electrical components:
• 15 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams.
• 75 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately one and one-half (1½) lengths of hose.
• 25 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams. This distance is equal to approximately one-half (½) length of hose.
• 125 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately two and one-half (2 ½) lengths of hose.++

TIP: MULTIPLE THE LOW NUMBER BY 5 ~ 25FT ON 345 kV W/30 DEG. OR GREATER X5=125FT ON 345 kV W/SOLID STREAM OR LESS THAN 30 DEGREE FOG

MULTIPLE THE LOW NUMBER BY 5 ~ 15FT ON 138 kV W/30 DEG. OR GREATER X5=75FT ON 138 kV W/SOLID STREAM OR LESS THAN 30 DEGREE FOG

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF HAS ORDERED YOUR TL COMPANY TO APPLY WATER TO A FIRE INVOLVING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS INSIDE A CON EDISION FACILITY. YOU'RE MEN HOOK UP THE TURBOMASTER NOZZLE TO THE BUCKET AND SET IT AT A 30 DEGREE FOG. THE INCIDENT COMMANDER INFORMS YOU THAT THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS HAVE A CHARGE OF 138kV. AT WHAT DISTANCE SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEN TO SET UP THE TL?

15 FT

++The following are the minimum safe operating distances for applying water on energized or de-energized electrical components:

• 15 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams.

• 75 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately one and one-half (1½) lengths of hose.

• 25 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams. This distance is equal to approximately one-half (½) length of hose.

• 125 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately two and one-half (2 ½) lengths of hose.++

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF HAS ORDERED YOUR ENGINE COMPANY TO APPLY WATER TO A FIRE INVOLVING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS INSIDE A CON EDISION FACILITY. YOU'RE MEN HOOK UP THE AKRON MULTIVERSAL WITH A SOLID STREAM TIP. THE INCIDENT COMMANDER INFORMS YOU THAT THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS HAVE A CHARGE OF 345kV. AT WHAT DISTANCE SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEN TO SET UP THE MULTIVERSAL?

125 FT

The following are the minimum safe operating distances for applying water on energized or de-energized electrical components:

• 15 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams.

• 75 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately one and one-half (1½) lengths of hose.

• 25 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams. This distance is equal to approximately one-half (½) length of hose.

• 125 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately two and one-half (2 ½) lengths of hose.

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF HAS ORDERED YOUR TL COMPANY TO APPLY WATER TO A FIRE INVOLVING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS INSIDE A CON EDISION FACILITY. YOU'RE MEN HOOK UP THE TURBOMASTER NOZZLE TO THE BUCKET AND SET IT AT A 30 DEGREE FOG. THE INCIDENT COMMANDER INFORMS YOU THAT THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS HAVE A CHARGE OF 345kV. AT WHAT DISTANCE SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEN TO SET UP THE TL?

25 FT

The following are the minimum safe operating distances for applying water on energized or de-energized electrical components:

• 15 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams.

• 75 feet on live 138 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately one and one-half (1½) lengths of hose.

• 25 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for 30° or greater fog streams. This distance is equal to approximately one-half (½) length of hose.

• 125 feet on live 345 kV electrical components for all straight or solid streams and streams less than 30° fog. This distance is equal to approximately two and one-half (2 ½) lengths of hose.

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WHAT IS THE PRIMARY MEANS OF APPLYING WATER TO ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OF A CON EDISION ELECTRICAL FACILITY?

TOWER LADDER

++5.4 The primary means of applying water to energized electrical components is through the use of a Tower Ladder. When using a Tower Ladder the following procedure shall be adhered to:

5.4.1 Clear all sediment from the water supply by flushing the hydrant thoroughly before connecting to the pumper.

5.4.2 The type of tip to be used on the Tower Ladder is dependent on the ability of the stream to reach the target area. All Tower Ladder Companies are equipped with stacked tips to supply a solid stream and the Akron Turbomaster Nozzle which has an adjustable stream pattern from straight to fog position.

5.4.3 The waterway of the Tower Ladder must then be flushed away from the point of operation and all electrical components for several minutes until the water runs clear.

5.4.4 Attach the selected tip to the basket mounted stang. If using the Akron Turbomaster Nozzle, set the desired stream pattern. The basket mounted stang is then set to the desired angle and locked in place.
5.4.5 The safe operating position for the apparatus will be determined in conjunction with Con Edison personnel. Once determined, all members are removed from the basket and the basket is then raised to operating position. All members are then removed from the apparatus. The stream will then be applied to the target area.

5.4.6 If the stream is not reaching the intended target area then the water supply must be shut down at the pumper and the position of the basket or the angle and/or pattern of the stream must be adjusted. Once the basket is repositioned, and all members are off the apparatus, water is again supplied to the Tower Ladder. NOTE: When the stream is re-positioned, ensure that the minimum safe operating distance for the type of stream employed is maintained.

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TRUE/FALSE

AT FIRES IN CON EDISON ELECTRICAL PLANTS IT IS ALLOWABLE TO USE THE AQUASTREAM NOZZLE.

FALSE

++NOTE: The Aquastream Master Stream Nozzle carried by all Aerial Ladder and Engine Companies is factory pre-set to a fog stream pattern of 130 degrees. This nozzle shall not be used because it does not provide enough stream penetration to allow for maintaining safe operating distances.++

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TRUE/FALSE

FDNY MEMBERS SHALL NOT ENTER A CON ED FACILITY WITHOUT A CON ED ESCORT AND APPROVAL OF INCIDENT COMMANDER.

TRUE

++FDNY members shall never enter inside the Con Edison facility property line unless escorted by qualified Con Edison station personnel and with the approval by the Incident Commander.++

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WHO CONFIRMS THAT ALL FDNY EQUIPMENT PLACED INSIDE THE PROPERTY LINE AT A CON ED FACILITY IS CONNECTED TO THE FACILITY'S GROUND GRID?

CON ED PERSONNEL

++Con Edison personnel shall confirm that all FDNY equipment inside the Con Edison property line is connected to the facility's station ground grid.++

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TRUE/FALSE

SALT WATER CAN BE USED WHEN APPLYING WATER TO ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AT CON ED FACILITIES.

FALSE

++Only fresh water shall be used for applying water streams on live electrical components. Salt water shall never be used.++

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TRUE/FALSE

FOAM CAN BE USED IN CON FACILITIES.

FALSE

++No additives including any type of foam shall be used. Additives increase the electrical conductivity of the water.++

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WHAT IS THE DESIRED FOAM PATTERN WHEN APPLYING WATER TO CON ED FACILITIES?

30 DEGREE

++Fog streams are poor conductors of electricity and are therefore the preferred water stream pattern. The desired fog pattern mode is a 30 degree or greater fog stream.++

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