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Exercises at the Orshanskaya CHPP: an emergency has been successfully liquidated.

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Exercises at the Orshanskaya CHPP: an emergency has been successfully liquidated.

Power engineers of the branch “Orshanskaya CHPP” RUE “Vitebskenergo” together with the Orsha branch of the State Emergency Service took part in a nationwide fire training.

According to the design of the exercises, because of a lightning strike in the tank No. 5, ignition of fuel oil occurred, which was discovered during the round-trip by the fuel supply station operator. The roof of the affected tank is partially “demolished” by the explosion.

The personnel of the thermal power station conducted practical training on calling emergency services, alerting and evacuating station workers. 7 emergency vehicles, as well as rescuers in the amount of 24 people and 10 members of the volunteer fire brigade from the shift station, who were currently on duty, were involved in eliminating the contingency situation. The training participants took measures to cool the tanks, checked the personnel’s readiness for actions in case of an emergency, after the creation of three combat sites, the fire was successfully eliminated.

The training allowed to check the interaction of fire emergency rescue units and personnel of the Orsha TPP, to improve practical skills in emergency response, to identify and eliminate any comments and errors during the exercise.

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