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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

In a press conference held this afternoon where the Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Kittipong Kittikachorn, disclosed that the issue occurred around 9.45am due to an electric system failure.

 

Kittipong explained that the airport is equipped with an uninterrupted power supply but the backup power source was temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

So what failed, the uninterrupted power supply, the back-up system or both?

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Surprised that testing of the system backup power was allowed during passenger service hours. 
 

APM should have been taken out of service rather than allowing a single point of failure to strand passengers, it’s basic engineering.

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Seems like there should be a moving walkway (underground) between the Main Terminal Building and SAT-1?

 

That said, it's close to 1 Km between SAT-1 and the MTB

 

What happens when one of these buggies breaks down? Engines turn or passengers walk?

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1 hour ago, Classic Ray said:

Surprised that testing of the system backup power was allowed during passenger service hours. 
 

APM should have been taken out of service rather than allowing a single point of failure to strand passengers, it’s basic engineering.

 

You are talking common sense, but that is not known to exist among Thais.

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So testing when there are no flights in the early hours is not an option. OK roger that.

In the real world the night shift would do the testing/maintenance.

Sounds normal here like expecting the RTP to work 24/7.

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1 hour ago, Classic Ray said:

Surprised that testing of the system backup power was allowed during passenger service hours. 
 

APM should have been taken out of service rather than allowing a single point of failure to strand passengers, it’s basic engineering.

 

TIT ...  they didn't think of that scenario 

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:
14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

In a press conference held this afternoon where the Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Kittipong Kittikachorn, disclosed that the issue occurred around 9.45am due to an electric system failure.

 

Kittipong explained that the airport is equipped with an uninterrupted power supply but the backup power source was temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

So what failed, the uninterrupted power supply, the back-up system or both?

 

 

Maybe next time you could consider engaging the brain before working on your likes count.

 

An uninterrupted power supply is a backup system, and according to the OP it was temporary closed down for testing

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Kirati assured the public that AOT would conduct a thorough investigation into the issue to prevent similar incidents in the future.

I can save you the effort Kirati on conducting any investigating thorough or not.

DO Testing in the Early Hours when NO FLIGHTS take place, same goes for all Maintenance.

Jeez it ain't rocket science, do you see a street cleaner in rush hour traffic? Please send my Consultation fee ASAP.  

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1 hour ago, BenStark said:

 

 

Maybe next time you could consider engaging the brain before working on your likes count.

 

An uninterrupted power supply is a backup system, and according to the OP it was temporary closed down for testing

Easy fella I was asking a justified question as the post was unclear.

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Kittipong explained that the airport is equipped with an uninterrupted power supply but the backup power source was temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

The post says the "back-up" power supply was closed due to testing.

So the primary source was the uninterrupted power supply.

So I asked are these separate systems or did both fail?

 

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33 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Easy fella I was asking a justified question as the post was unclear.

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The post says the "back-up" power supply was closed due to testing.

So the primary source was the uninterrupted power supply.

So I asked are these separate systems or did both fail?

 

An alternative interpretation of the same English sentence is that the primary source was mains power, and the uninterruptable power supply and the back up system are the same thing. This seems far more likely.

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but the backup power source was temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

 

what if the power to the air traffic controllers went down? why switch off the back up system when the airport has flights arriving? do it during fight down time.

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1 minute ago, it is what it is said:

 

but the backup power source was temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

 

what if the power to the air traffic controllers went down? why switch off the back up system when the airport has flights arriving? do it during fight down time.

 

The usual poor management and supervision that is endemic to Thai companies, particularly in the public sector.

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

temporarily closed for testing by the airport’s engineers.

Oh those test engineers. Tests are a significant cause of disaster (see Chernobyl).

My last job: <deleted> :tongue:

 

1 hour ago, it is what it is said:

do it during fight down time.

Soo inconvenient.

 

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3 hours ago, Dr B said:

An alternative interpretation of the same English sentence is that the primary source was mains power, and the uninterruptable power supply and the back up system are the same thing. This seems far more likely.

Thank you for the clear explanation... not sure why someone else had to include a personal dig.

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