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(WESH Orlando) NewsFlash Huge explosion at Florida propane plant (LGT live coverage)   (livewire.wesh.com ) divider line
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2013-07-30 11:57:40 AM  
Red state, so how many feet away was the school?
 
2013-07-30 11:58:13 AM  

Amos Quito: Oh, it's the BLUE Rhino facility.

[www.taylormarsh.com image 350x260]

/Sad but could have been worse


Ha ha!  My son bought me a lap dance at the one in Las Vegas for Father's day 2011.  Such a good kid!
 
2013-07-30 01:35:04 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: bluorangefyre: Let's see... fifty-three thousand tanks at twenty pounds each... wow.  BUT there's no idea what percentage of that were filled or empty.

But still, all that LP is like one, maybe two Saturn V rockets blowing up.

Going by what what the live feed said earlier even the empty ones are dangerous because there's still propane residue in them.

Yep... that's it

/it's the expanding left-over vapor that makes them blow from over-pressure
//then the vapor ignites for a good visual effect
///vapour, for our Canukistani friends


There's a pressure release valve. The failure comes when the flames touch a part of the tank that's above the level of the liquified gas, which then fails because heat makes metal malleable. It's the same principle as boiling water in a plastic soda bottle. Any part of the plastic which touches the liquid can conduct enough heat into the liquid to maintain structural integrity. When you remove the liquid it just melts. When it's metal containing pressurized propane vapor, it explodes. Brilliantly.
 
2013-07-30 02:34:32 PM  

bikerbob59: Amos Quito: Oh, it's the BLUE Rhino facility.

[www.taylormarsh.com image 350x260]

/Sad but could have been worse

Ha ha!  My son bought me a lap dance at the one in Las Vegas for Father's day 2011.  Such a good kid!


frisco
 
2013-07-30 05:59:01 PM  

bikerbob59: Amos Quito: Oh, it's the BLUE Rhino facility.

[www.taylormarsh.com image 350x260]

/Sad but could have been worse

Ha ha!  My son bought me a lap dance at the one in Las Vegas for Father's day 2011.  Such a good kid!



A son to be proud of indeed.
 
2013-07-31 11:05:20 AM  
Never exchange propane tanks. Go to a place that fills them properly, by unscrewing the screw on the side of the valve until it starts "spitting". Filling until the OPD shuts off, is not the proper way to do it.
 
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