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Vikingdad 07-19-2013 07:32 AM

Do Not Approach A Burning Compressed Gas Delivery Truck!
 

mountainman13 07-19-2013 11:01 AM

It's amazing how far those canisters can travel.

Rick1967 07-19-2013 12:30 PM

It is also amazing how many stupid people drove past on the other side of the freeway while they were blowing up. I am betting the only reason no one else came through is because enough people stopped that no one else could get through.

KG7IL 07-19-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad (Post 1308521)
Do Not Approach A Burning Compressed Gas Delivery Truck!

I will add this to the "Don't Run With Scissors" file

Overkill0084 07-19-2013 03:01 PM

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Do Not Approach A Burning Compressed Gas Delivery Truck!
That's right up there with "don't stick your wiener in the fan." One would think that some things would go without saying.
The mindless droning of the car alarms added something to the overall product. ;)

Vikingdad 07-19-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 1308559)
It's amazing how far those canisters can travel.

I found it amazing that so many idiots would stay so close and then the cop car pulls up closer before getting the crap scared out of him and he backs off. Even the guy holding the camera slowly backs farther and farther away. I think he did it despite his being distracted by taking video.

Personally? I would have abandoned my car and gotten away from there on foot.

texaswoodworker 07-19-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 1308707)
That's right up there with "don't stick your wiener in the fan." One would think that some things would go without saying.
The mindless droning of the car alarms added something to the overall product. ;)

Wait, we're not supposed to do that? Since when? :confused:



:D:p

c3shooter 07-20-2013 02:25 AM

For those that have not heard the term- it BLEVE. Pronounced as BLE-VEE. Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion. The liquid in a pressure vessel- in these cases propane or isobutane, is heated, and comes to a boil inside the container- which is ruptured by pressure. The boiling liquid immediately changes to a rapidly expanding ball of gas.

The video of the PEPCON plant in Henderson NV shows what happens when several million pounds of an oxidizer- ammonium perchlorate- is involved in a fire.


Vikingdad 07-20-2013 03:56 AM

So what sort of pressure does it take to rupture an undamaged tank like that C3?

Axxe55 07-20-2013 04:01 AM

i remember this one in Dallas Texas a few years ago on the news.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,290716,00.html


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