On 15 December 2016, Thursday, at about 1400 hours, there was an incident involving a transformer/ switchgear located in the premises of a golf resort in Johor. The witness/ technician of the golf resort stated that he heard an ‘explosion’ like sound while he was waiting for a meeting with the General Manager at the clubhouse nearby. Upon hearing the sound, he went to the area of incident to assess the situation. The sound came from one of the transformers that was placed at the carpark just in front of the clubhouse.
Approved Forensics Sdn Bhd was engaged to verify if the damage to the switchgear of the transformer was caused by a fire incident. The inspection was conducted during the Team’s travel to the golf resort. The photographs of the scene and the equipment were taken for damage assessment and for reference purposes.
After collecting all relevant information, the Team then analysed the damage to the affected transformer/switchgears to determine if indeed it was caused by fire incident.
Based on the Team’s interpretation of the damage observed on Transformer 1 switchgear, it is the Team’s finding that no fire was involved in this incident. There was no potential fuel load present inside the housing of Transformer 1 switchgear and the cable that is used for the connection is known for its durability and heat-resistance.