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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Typhoon Preparedness Checklist: Preparing for the Coming of Super Typhoon Juan (International Name: Megi)

As we brace ourselves for the incoming Super Typhoon Juan (international name: Megi), here are a few checklist that we have implemented to minimize the damaging effect of the passage of typhoon to our Substation:

1) Preparedness of Equipment and Personnela. Check the station batteries.
b. Prepare the list of critical spares (power circuit
breakers, current transformers, etc)
c. Inspect marshalling boxes, control cabinets,
 and equipment boxes. They must be
moisture-tight and rainproof.
d. Be sure that the generating set is operational.
Check all oil level, fuel level, coolant, fuel filter,
oil filter, generator belt. They must all in normal
condition. Make sure that there is also available
fuel stock.
e. Check the status of protective relays.
f. Make sure that the emergency lighting units
are operational
g. Ensure that service vehicles are in good
condition and ready for dispatch
h. Check the fire fighting equipment.
i. Check the readiness of communication equipment
like cellphones, landline, radios
2. Preparedness of TL Personnel and facilitiesa. Basic Line tools and hardwares must
be ready including communication equipment,
service vehicles, portable gensets, flashlights,
b. Line gang mst be readily deployed in
case of line trippings
c. Inventory of line materials must be
d. Check that their service vehicle must be
in good condition and ready for dispatch
e. Proper protective gears must be ready
at all times
3. Emergency Contact NumbersMake sure that the list of emergency contact numbers
can be readily accessed. This includes hospitals, bureau
of fire protection, philippine national police, media,
4. Command CenterMake sure all trippings and abnormalities must be reported
to the command center


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