Girion47: I'm just going to throw some numbers out, largely pointless.Specific Gravity - 0.55-0.64
orbister: Girion47: I'm just going to throw some numbers out, largely pointless.Specific Gravity - 0.55-0.64Ya think? Half the density of water?[...]So for an explosion, at most,(keeping in mind the upper flammability limit) you could have 127.4 cubic meters of gas.Which would generate. 4.7 GigaJoules of energy. At once. A little over 1 ton of TNT(4.184×10^9 J).127.4m cubic meters of natural gas has a mass of around 100kg. How likely do you think it is that 100kg of gas has the energy content of 1,000kg of TNT?
orbister: 127.4m cubic meters of natural gas has a mass of around 100kg. How likely do you think it is that 100kg of gas has the energy content of 1,000kg of TNT?
JackieRabbit: Up next: murder investigation. No simple gas leak could cause that.
sporkme: I live 6/10 of a mile from the house that exploded. The blast was incredible, and accompanied by strong pressure wave and followed by the ground shaking. It lit up the sky like a transformer going and you could see flaming debris flying hundreds of feet into the air. My ears rang. Pictures fell off the wall, light bulb filaments broke. My neighbor's brick fireplace cracked. Cracks in a concrete walk enlarged. Insulation was found 1-1/2 miles away, like in a tornado. People heard the blast as far as 25 miles away.[i1156.photobucket.com image 660x371][i1156.photobucket.com image 480x438]On the police and fire scanner, you could hear the awe and near-panic in the voices of the first responders. There must have been a lull between the explosion and firestorm, since only two people died.[i1156.photobucket.com image 300x387] It was like a thermobaric bomb./csb//you ok? yeah, just gas.
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