Earthquake damage at Edgecumbe and Kawarau electricorp substations in the Bay of Plenty earthquake on 2 March 1987

  • A. L. Rutledge Electricity Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

This paper describes the major damage to Edgecumbe and Kawerau substations in the Bay of Plenty earthquake on 2 March 1987. Questions such as why the equipment failed and what actions should be taken to strengthen the equipment are addressed.

References

Pender, M.J. et al, "The Edgecumbe Earthquake a Brief Report", April 1987.

Rutledge,A.L. and T. Pham, "The Bay of Plenty Earthquake A Preliminary Assessment of Earthquake Damage at Kawerau and Edgecumbe", Internal Electricorp report, March 1987.

Rutledge,A.L. and T. Pham, "Investigation of Equipment Failures in the Tokaanu Outdoor Switchyard due to the Earthquake of 5 March 1984", Electricorp Research Section Report No. R55/85, August 1985.

Pham,T., "Earthquake Failure of Merlin Gerin 220kV IA2 Circuit Breaker at Kawerau Substation", Electricorp Research Section Technical Note T87/41

Coad,J.N.O., "220kV Buswork Support Post Performance during the Bay of Plenty Earthquake", Electricorp Research Section Technical Note T87/39.

Published
1988-12-31
How to Cite
Rutledge, A. L. (1988). Earthquake damage at Edgecumbe and Kawarau electricorp substations in the Bay of Plenty earthquake on 2 March 1987 . Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 21(4), 247-254. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.21.4.247-254
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