Discussion on “a 100,000-volt portable substation” (Burkholder and Stahl), New York, February 17, 1915 (see proceedings for February, 1915)

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 1915
Volume: 34
Page(s): 2,582 - 2,583
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1915.6590248



K. C. Randall: Is there any provision for lightning protection? Julian C. Smith: It is certainly a rather prominent development to think that the transmission system has provided this equipment for taking care of wrecks. Why did the authors use three single-phase transformers? It would seem that for the purpose a three-phase transformer would be smaller and lighter, and all the purposes served by these transformers could have been accomplished by the three-phase transformer. It would have taken less space and could have been set down through the car, and possibly an oil switch might have been set on top of it.