Bushing reflections


If you enjoyed yesterday's post, I hope you'll like this one too! Here's a look inside a larger cousin of yesterday's bushing. The liquid you see here is oil and those rods are the conductors. The oil helps to insulate from overheating and once the papers around the conductors are fully permeated, the big tube will be closed into a porcelain housing and ready to work!

If you'd like to see more reflections, check out Weekend Reflections.

19 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

The mill I worked at generated 80+ megawatts of it's own power (2 dams), so I got to see this stuff.

Which company does hubby work for Halcyon?

cieldequimper said...

Ca fait totalement surréaliste ! Super photo !

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome picture with different light and beautiful reflections!I wish you a nice weekend, enjoy!
Léia

JM said...

Super cool! Also like the previous shot.

RedPat said...

Never seen anything like it!

David Thomas said...

I'm wondering what kind of paper stands up to this kind of task. Seems like it would break down fairly rapidly. But it's interesting.

Halcyon said...

@David - it's just regular kraft paper. Oil doesn't dissolve it. You only have problems with it disintegrating if moisture gets in. Which you definitely don't want in a bushing or a transformer: water + high voltage = bad idea. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a stunning, artistic, dizzy perspective! And fascinating information!

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what the others have written, this is awesome and fascinating! Enjoy your weekend, Halcyon!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

very cool!

Regina K said...

Halcyon, this is an absolutely fascinating photo! Interesting details.

Lowell said...

If you had told me that I'd say I'd believe if I saw it and now that I've seen it, I'd say you were right all along. Very interesting and a very beautiful photo - super exposure and light!

Jack said...

Halcyon, I think you are making fans out of your viewers with this series. I worked for electric companies in senior positions for 30 years and never figured out how they make electricity. Don't tell anyone!

Randy said...

Very cool shot.

Gine said...

Très technique et très réussi !

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photo.
I like the composition.

Regards and best wishes

VP said...

Unusual pictures of interesting technical pieces.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love this shot, and I appreciate the details. Isn't it amazing where we find subjects for shooting... They are everywhere!

Bises,
Genie

Crafty Gardener said...

interesting photo

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