Monday, December 12, 2016

Electrical Substation, Chicago

Electrical substations may look quite sparse to the eye on their concrete pads, but it is simply that we cannot see the electrical and magnetic fields that crowd the area. Those components are spaced out from one another to avoid dangerous entanglements and to allow them to be safely serviced, despite a the rather unusual and non-intuitive physics that drives behaviors at such extreme voltages and currents.