Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Major blaze at Pandhalur Tea Factory: Dams may be the cause

13 August 2012, 2330 UTC Monday

Major fire at INDCO tea factory near Ooty

D. Radhakrishnan

A major fire broke out at the Industrial Cooperative (INDCO) tea factory at Pandhalur, about 75 km from here, on Tuesday. No one was injured. The building and the machinery worth several lakhs of rupees were damaged.
A.S. Jaffry, Managing Director, INDCOSERVE, the apex body of the INDCO factories in the district, told The Hindu that the fire was noticed around 5 a.m. The machineries had been switched off and there was no one inside when the blaze broke out. It was extinguished by workers in the vicinity and fire and rescue services personnel from Gudalur. Though short circuit was suspected, the exact reason would be known only after the completion of investigation. The damage was being assessed by insurance and factory officials."
My analysis.
Pandhalur 2330 UTC on 13 August 2012
Location: 11.0804, 76.1697
One possible cause of such frequent blazes is the surge waves of forces and bending moment traveling through the crust of the earth. During the process of moving from one earthquake focal point(Alaska)
to Eastern Turkey (the other earthquake focal point) the surge wave hit the tea factory at Pandhalur and the friction heat on the rocky foundation of the building caused the blaze.
The Alaska Focal point details:

y/m/d h:m:s
MAP 2.5  2012/08/13 23:16:22   59.304  -152.627 70.4  SOUTHERN ALASKA
The Eastern Turkey focal point:(Date,Time,Lat,Long,Depth,Magnitude, Location name
2012-08-13   23:55:03.740.00 N  41.34 E  82.0 EASTERN TURKEY

Note that Pandhalur is located in between these two space and time slots.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dams the possible cause of Mantralaya Fire?

Re: The Hindu, Mumbai, June 21, 2012,Towering inferno engulfs Mumbai’s seat of power:Shoumojit Banerjee,
Vinaya Deshpande

This blaze and similar blazes around the world raises an important question:Are the structures of modern civilization vulnerable to the cumulative effects of dams of the world? Put this on google search and click on this line there. My article livingnormally will give details of the data on the basis of which this becomes a fact. In the Mantralaya fire at the top floor,at the time of the blaze, the dams of the world were responding to rapid change in their contents over the past week because of heavy rains(for example see the daily rain data at the IMD website) and this resulted in a series of surges of water moment waves traveling through the earth's crust. And at the instance of the fire, the dynamics of this phenomenon was adjusting to get a new fulcrum from an earthquake in Central Alaska to another which occurred shortly thereafter at 907 utc  in Eastern Turkey. During the dynamic disequilibrium, the water moment twistor might have struck Mantralaya causing the fire.
Check out: http://livingnormally.blogspot.in/2012/05/are-structures-of-modern-civilization.html

We should not be so quickly judgmental in our comments. Our competent engineers and learned people are also in the various enterprises, both state and private. If you meet and talk to some of them you will quickly realise that you are probably in safe hands. But we are in a society of specialists and these designs are based on expertise which may only be semi prudent in modern civilization which is based on false foundations. Assuming that all precautions had been taken,we cannot rule out the shortcomings of the paradigm presently ruling the roost. The cumulative effects of modern civilization are causing many a design and process to go far beyond the design basis envelope. Dams of the world are found to cause surges of force and bending moment which are of the same ball park magnitude as tectonic forces and the cumulative effects could have easily caused the fourth floor fire. The surges would have caused the foundations of Mantralaya to be heated up to such an extent that the steel frame of the building would have conducted the heat to the fourth floor drums or the electric wires- and presto, the fire and the blaze! At the time of the blaze, the dam surges were passing through Mantralaya from an earthquake at Potosi, Bolivia, to an earthquake in the Adriatic Sea. The time of arrival of the surge coincides with the time of the blaze(Mumbai local Time= UTC + 530)! This is not an isolated instance of process and design failures being experienced at the ground level of the  infratructures of modern civilization. 
The time line data:
Date Time Latitude Longitude Depth,km   Magnitude of Quake,MM   Region
2013-03-09   05:47:54.821.83 S  66.44 W  3004.1 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
2013-03-09   06:26:00                     18.9272  N   72.826    E          0    -     MANTRALAYA,MUMBAI
2013-03-09   06:58:10                     42.85      N    17.48     E        10  3.5   ADRIATIC SEA

The Calculations
The distance from Potosi, Bolivia to Adriatic Sea is 11158 km. The distance from Potosi, Bolivia to Mantralaya, Mumbai on the same route is 5374 km.
The time taken for the dam surges to travel from Potosi, Bolivia to the Adriatic Sea is the difference,A, between the time of earthquake at Adriatic Sea and that of the quake at potosi, Bolivia and is 1 hr 10m 15.2s.
Thus the time taken for the surges to arrive at Mantralaya is  T=
(Distance Potosi to Adriatic Sea/Distance Potosi to Mantralaya)x ( A) or
(5374/11158)x(1hr 10m 15.2s)= 0.56 hr
The time of arrival of the surge at Mantralaya is thus the time of Potosi quake+ T= 6h 21m 45s.
DNA newsreport cites 1212 PM for the time of  the fire while Indian Express cites 1140 AM. Let us take the mean of these two which is 11h 56m IST or 6h 26m UTC.
It is thus reasonable that the blaze aoccurred with the arrival of the dam surge at Mantralaya.
See all the articles in Collaterals of Climate Change for favourable instances of the conclusion that dam surges are the culprit for the failures of modern designs and processes.



Along with
    Fire in cargo complex of Mumbai airport brought under control
    Fire at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon, Mumbai
    Mantralaya fire: Forensic report rules out sabotage
    Rs. 100 cr will be used to repair Mantralaya
we now have on Nagasaki Day the 9th August 2012 a fire engulfing the 9th Floor in a ten floor apartment building in Tardeo, Express Building.
Why the fire? And so many instances? Typically it occurs on the top or the topmost floor. Why? The reason is the dynamic readjustment in the forces causing earthquakes in the world as the surge waves of the forces travel from one earthquake location to another earthquake location. These forces are being caused by dams of the world as their cumulative effect. The forces are the total weight of water masses of clusters of dams and they act at their respective centers of gravity. They exert a water moment surge on points of the earth which offer them fulcra on which to apply the surge moment – the Archimedean lever effect. These are of the same magnitude as those which cause plate tectonic forces. In this case, the total water moment surge wave was passing from the earthquake location at Lombock Region Indonesia to the newly created earthquake hypocenter in the Northern Colombia Region at 120059 UTC(Universal Coordinated Time) that is, at 173059 IST. During this dynamic transfer, the moment surge hit the foundation of the Express Building at 1730 hrs IST and the heat traveled all the way to the 9th floor where for some reason the heat conductivity became low and the steel frame caught fire and the ninth floor erupted into flames.
The details of the two earthquakes are:
5.2  2012/08/09 11:04:26   -8.798   116.343 117.0  LOMBOK REGION, INDONESIA
 4.6  2012/08/09 12:00:59   6.460   -71.969  27.9  NORTHERN COLOMBIA
The description is similar to the analysis done for the Hitachi Plant Fire( See Update time = Thu Jul 19 6:46:04 UTC 2012 at http://predictingquakes.blogspot.in/2012/03/predicting-earthquakes-2012-ramaswami.html  )