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(   On a hot summer day, there's nothing like... 130 tons of molten glass   ( ) divider line
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9309 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jul 2012 at 10:38 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-07 12:07:49 AM  
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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.
2012-07-06 11:35:50 PM  
1 vote:
Molten glass is just a viscous rumor.
2012-07-06 11:07:09 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:42:13 PM  
1 vote:
"They call me 'Mr.Glass'!"
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