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(NJ.com)   On a hot summer day, there's nothing like... 130 tons of molten glass   (nj.com) divider line 59
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2012-07-06 09:33:04 PM
(* clicks on link *)

Oh... crap.

I thought we had finally nuked Iran.
 
2012-07-06 10:42:13 PM
"They call me 'Mr.Glass'!"
 
2012-07-06 10:42:35 PM
The glass did not flow slowly and majestically down the street, incinerating all it touched and encasing its victims like flies in amber, so why bother ever writing about it?
 
2012-07-06 10:43:21 PM
If that were intentional that would be cool as hell to watch

I love when I get out to one of my customers, and it's time for them to pour steel into the molds
 
2012-07-06 10:43:29 PM
even, even
 
2012-07-06 10:44:18 PM

trivial use of my dark powers: The glass did not flow slowly and majestically down the street, incinerating all it touched and encasing its victims like flies in amber, so why bother ever writing about it?


You need to stop watching old 70's disaster movies.
 
2012-07-06 10:45:25 PM
*God-like particle at work*

P.S. Not me. Look in a mirror...
 
2012-07-06 10:45:28 PM
I dropped my contacts.
Can you help me find them.. hey where is everyone running off to?
 
2012-07-06 10:46:08 PM
According to Etherton, damage was also done to equipment surrounding the tank, which will be repaired within the next few days.

"The hot glass caused some fires and damaged some of the surrounding equipment," said Etherton. "We'll be making repairs to the damaged equipment over the next few days."


Brought to you by the Department of Redundancy
 
2012-07-06 10:46:19 PM

Gyrfalcon: You need to stop watching old 70's disaster movies.


but those are the best kind

I hope there's a disaster exploitation of this in a year or so, and they have CGI glass flowing down the street like the blob seeking out things to consume and engulf
 
2012-07-06 10:47:55 PM

loonatic112358: Gyrfalcon: You need to stop watching old 70's disaster movies.

but those are the best kind

I hope there's a disaster exploitation of this in a year or so, and they have CGI glass flowing down the street like the blob seeking out things to consume and engulf


[dialdialdial] Hello, Asylum Pictures?
 
2012-07-06 10:49:43 PM

Mega Steve: According to Etherton, damage was also done to equipment surrounding the tank, which will be repaired within the next few days.

"The hot glass caused some fires and damaged some of the surrounding equipment," said Etherton. "We'll be making repairs to the damaged equipment over the next few days."

Brought to you by the Department of Redundancy


Subtext Department called, and they want their Subtext back, Department of Redundancy.

P.S. I am NOT an Asian spy. I am an American patriot. Maths.
 
2012-07-06 10:50:50 PM
FTFA: "The incident, known as a "tank break," took place at the Anchor Glass Container Corp..."

Whoa, slow down there with the technical jargon.
 
2012-07-06 10:50:59 PM

Gyrfalcon: loonatic112358: Gyrfalcon: You need to stop watching old 70's disaster movies.

but those are the best kind

I hope there's a disaster exploitation of this in a year or so, and they have CGI glass flowing down the street like the blob seeking out things to consume and engulf

[dialdialdial] Hello, Asylum Pictures?


You seem upset.
 
Oak
2012-07-06 11:02:12 PM
This is easily in the best 50% of things to happen in New Jersey today, so don't worry.
 
2012-07-06 11:04:38 PM

Fark Me To Tears: (* clicks on link *)

Oh... crap.

I thought we had finally nuked Iran.


Making sure this was covered... carry on..... (still posting my image... enjoy)

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-06 11:07:09 PM
Holy crap. Do you train for molten glass fires in standard training? I hoped to find pictures of the glassy mass frozen as it spilled out of the hole.
 
2012-07-06 11:08:43 PM

Somacandra: Holy crap. Do you train for molten glass fires in standard training? I hoped to find pictures of the glassy mass frozen as it spilled out of the hole.


I doubt it, maybe the staff at the plant was trained some for smaller spills

firefighters, balls, giant ss balls
 
2012-07-06 11:24:31 PM
Stay Glassy Salem, stay glassy.
 
2012-07-06 11:24:59 PM
i.imgur.com

I just wanted to reflect on the fact that a company actually sells stock photos of a glass sword, entirely blue. I mean...how often does THAT come up? But of course they have molten glass photos all over the place.
 
2012-07-06 11:32:20 PM

Fark Me To Tears: (* clicks on link *)

Oh... crap.

I thought we had finally nuked Iran the Chihuly art exhibition.


/next time
 
2012-07-06 11:33:06 PM

Zombie Butler: Stay Glassy Salem, stay glassy.


+1
 
2012-07-06 11:35:50 PM
Molten glass is just a viscous rumor.
 
2012-07-06 11:36:36 PM

klaybc: FTFA: "The incident, known as a "tank break," took place at the Anchor Glass Container Corp..."

Whoa, slow down there with the technical jargon.


I know, right? So creative.
 
2012-07-06 11:38:02 PM
131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.
 
2012-07-06 11:41:50 PM
This looks dangerous. Especially if those workers have union benefits.

Clearly, there is only one course of action.

Ship these jobs offshore, pronto.
 
2012-07-06 11:43:28 PM
"The glass itself is on fire, so we have to use low pressure water, like a mist spray, to cool it down so it doesn't spread,"

The glass is on fire? And what exactly is the silicon dioxide rapidly oxidizing into?

These are probably the same kind of people who thought there was "molten steel" at the world trade center site, because the remains were glowing from the heat.
 
2012-07-06 11:46:57 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Fark Me To Tears: (* clicks on link *)

Oh... crap.

I thought we had finally nuked Iran.

Making sure this was covered... carry on..... (still posting my image... enjoy)


Just a quick reminder that the greatest documentary film ever made, "Trinity and Beyond", is currently available to watch on Netflix Streaming.
 
2012-07-06 11:47:55 PM

Xcott: "The glass itself is on fire, so we have to use low pressure water, like a mist spray, to cool it down so it doesn't spread,"

The glass is on fire? And what exactly is the silicon dioxide rapidly oxidizing into?

These are probably the same kind of people who thought there was "molten steel" at the world trade center site, because the remains were glowing from the heat.


Please don't even start, plebe...
 
2012-07-06 11:51:07 PM
Xcott:
The glass is on fire? And what exactly is the silicon dioxide rapidly oxidizing into?

You do realize that industrial glass isn't always just silicon dioxide, right?

There are usually quite a few additives, to do things like add color or alter other characteristics. Most glass is "soda-lime" glass, and contains a good bit of calcium oxide.
 
2012-07-06 11:55:11 PM
Molten glass. Hot. Bad.
 
2012-07-06 11:59:00 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: 131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.


By weight? Yes, by volume? No. The most common forms of glass have densities of roughly 5,000 lbs up to about 12,000 lbs per cubic yard. And this was 262,000 lbs of glass. So you're looking at somewhere between a bit over 52 cubic yards of glass for the less dense stuff down to about 21.8 cubic yards. How much is that? Well even at the higher end, 52 cubic yards, it wouldn't be enough to fill a 15 foot wide, 4 foot high above ground pool. Even with the lower density glass, the pool would be about one third unfilled.
 
2012-07-07 12:01:25 AM
If you ever get a chance, tour a glass factory- it's a trip. I took one of my classes to one a few years ago- you have a swimming pool tank full of molten glass that pours out onto a 1/4 mile long moving ribbon of molten tin with the cooling glass floating on top. There's a robotic scanner/cutter at the end that dices the things up, then rejects about 30% of them by simply opening a trap and letting the bad glass sheet fall about six feet onto another conveyor that simply takes the broken stuff back to the swimming pool. Hot as farking hell.

The lines *never* shut down. The one we went to had been running for something like 30 years without stopping, and it's still going now.
 
2012-07-07 12:02:36 AM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 338x470]

I just wanted to reflect on the fact that a company actually sells stock photos of a glass sword, entirely blue. I mean...how often does THAT come up? But of course they have molten glass photos all over the place.


Ultima VI Cos-Play?

No one will ever read this.
 
2012-07-07 12:02:37 AM

cirby: Xcott: The glass is on fire? And what exactly is the silicon dioxide rapidly oxidizing into?

You do realize that industrial glass isn't always just silicon dioxide, right?

There are usually quite a few additives, to do things like add color or alter other characteristics. Most glass is "soda-lime" glass, and contains a good bit of calcium oxide.


Okay, so what does calcium oxide rapidly oxidize into?

/Unless IHBT
 
2012-07-07 12:07:49 AM

Xcott: Okay, so what does calcium oxide rapidly oxidize into?


At 2.500 degrees F, many chemical compounds start to break down or are already broken down by the heat. Depending on exactly what's in the glass, it can produce a flame. Seeing flame coming out of a large volume of molten glass exposed to the air isn't exactly anything unusual.
 
2012-07-07 12:10:58 AM

WhyteRaven74: Karma Curmudgeon: 131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.

By weight? Yes, by volume? No. The most common forms of glass have densities of roughly 5,000 lbs up to about 12,000 lbs per cubic yard. And this was 262,000 lbs of glass. So you're looking at somewhere between a bit over 52 cubic yards of glass for the less dense stuff down to about 21.8 cubic yards. How much is that? Well even at the higher end, 52 cubic yards, it wouldn't be enough to fill a 15 foot wide, 4 foot high above ground pool. Even with the lower density glass, the pool would be about one third unfilled.


And?
 
2012-07-07 12:11:22 AM
I spent one summer working at a place that made plastic cups for yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. Hotterthenhell. They had to heat sheets of plastic to suck into molds.

That place would probably feel like an icebox to the workers at a glass factory.
 
2012-07-07 12:31:48 AM

WhyteRaven74: Xcott: Okay, so what does calcium oxide rapidly oxidize into?

At 2.500 degrees F, many chemical compounds start to break down or are already broken down by the heat.


Can you give me an example? Which of the oxides in glass breaks down at 2500 degrees F?
 
2012-07-07 12:36:38 AM

Karma Curmudgeon: WhyteRaven74: Karma Curmudgeon: 131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.

By weight? Yes, by volume? No. The most common forms of glass have densities of roughly 5,000 lbs up to about 12,000 lbs per cubic yard. And this was 262,000 lbs of glass. So you're looking at somewhere between a bit over 52 cubic yards of glass for the less dense stuff down to about 21.8 cubic yards. How much is that? Well even at the higher end, 52 cubic yards, it wouldn't be enough to fill a 15 foot wide, 4 foot high above ground pool. Even with the lower density glass, the pool would be about one third unfilled.

And?


images.wikia.com

"Tell him about the swimming pool."
 
2012-07-07 12:39:01 AM
Wow, that's gonna be a pane to clean up.
 
2012-07-07 12:46:13 AM
They must have been trying to make a lot of glass bottles.
130 tons is how many 1m^3 glass blocks?
besides - what's the point - you can't put redstone torches on glass blocks
 
2012-07-07 12:56:02 AM

UsikFark: "Tell him about the swimming pool."


I love you, I love Fark.

Xcott: Which of the oxides in glass breaks down at 2500 degrees F?


Not all glass ingredients are oxides.
 
2012-07-07 12:56:58 AM

UsikFark: Karma Curmudgeon: WhyteRaven74: Karma Curmudgeon: 131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.

By weight? Yes, by volume? No. The most common forms of glass have densities of roughly 5,000 lbs up to about 12,000 lbs per cubic yard. And this was 262,000 lbs of glass. So you're looking at somewhere between a bit over 52 cubic yards of glass for the less dense stuff down to about 21.8 cubic yards. How much is that? Well even at the higher end, 52 cubic yards, it wouldn't be enough to fill a 15 foot wide, 4 foot high above ground pool. Even with the lower density glass, the pool would be about one third unfilled.

And?

[images.wikia.com image 446x294]

"Tell him about the swimming pool."


Now I want a Twinkie. Thanks, jerk.
 
2012-07-07 01:00:20 AM

UsikFark: "Tell him about the swimming pool."


That's a big twinkie.

/nicely played, good sir. a drink to you *gulp*
 
2012-07-07 01:05:20 AM

WhyteRaven74: UsikFark: "Tell him about the swimming pool."

I love you, I love Fark.

Xcott: Which of the oxides in glass breaks down at 2500 degrees F?

Not all glass ingredients are oxides.


Oooookaaaaay, so then, which glass ingredient breaks down at 2500 degrees F?
 
2012-07-07 01:05:46 AM
media.nj.com

Yep, that's an escaped lava monster all right. Doesn't look too bad from here.

smbhax.com

There are meaner ones.
 
2012-07-07 01:07:48 AM

UsikFark: Karma Curmudgeon: WhyteRaven74: Karma Curmudgeon: 131 tons of molten glass would be a lot like it.

By weight? Yes, by volume? No. The most common forms of glass have densities of roughly 5,000 lbs up to about 12,000 lbs per cubic yard. And this was 262,000 lbs of glass. So you're looking at somewhere between a bit over 52 cubic yards of glass for the less dense stuff down to about 21.8 cubic yards. How much is that? Well even at the higher end, 52 cubic yards, it wouldn't be enough to fill a 15 foot wide, 4 foot high above ground pool. Even with the lower density glass, the pool would be about one third unfilled.

And?

[images.wikia.com image 446x294]

"Tell him about the swimming pool."


Bravo!

/Yes, have some.
 
2012-07-07 01:28:11 AM

WhyteRaven74: I love you, I love Fark.


wraithmare: Bravo!

/Yes, have some.


Karma Curmudgeon: That's a big twinkie.

/nicely played, good sir. a drink to you *gulp*


No job is to big, no FEE is to big.
/thanks!
 
2012-07-07 01:45:22 AM
I noticed today that some of the hair on my hand was burned. I haven't been near an open flame all day. I must have touched something hot enough to burn the hair on my hand and I didn't notice.

I was sober all day before that (apparently) happened too.
 
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