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Unformatted text preview: y saw and heard on April 20 in the immediate vicinity of the engine rooms. Douglas Brown, the chief mechanic on the Deepwater Horizon, who was in the engine control room at the time of the blowout, testified: And right upon that the engines RPM started increasing. I heard them revving up higher and higher and higher. Next I was expecting the engine trips to take over, such as the overspeed, and that did not happen. After that the power went out and I was assuming that was our high‐frequency trip and we were put in dark, and right on the end of that was the first explosion. * * * Testimony of Arinjit Ray, Joint Investigation Hearing, May 26, 2010, at 297. 305 117 Iʹm going to say both of them revved up at the same time, and we had engines 3 and 6 on line at the time. And in my opinion, Iʹm going to say that Engine 3 most likely blew up, simply because the explosion came from the port side, which Engine 3 was pretty much located right next to the engine control room down one level. And I really canʹt say whic...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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