The power of an explosion.

  1. Ton-up

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  4. Screwdriver

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    Good grief. Judging by the shock wave, that explosion was about 3km from the camera (maybe 4km)
     
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  5. eddie49 Member

    Looks like this broke at a weld, and was then thrown into a nearby field:
    pipe.jpg
     
  6. garethp Member

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    :o What's the chances of an explosion sending a 1 ton piece of metal 2 miles which hit a building causing part of it to collapse and kill someone?
     
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    the pepcon plant
     
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    I hate it when that happens...:whistle:
     
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    I used to work for a company that made thermal oxidisers that burned off nasty process fumes from industrial processes, for things like paint ovens and packaging processes etc. We had a customer in slough that changed their process and started using a much more volatile solvent, but never altered the extraction flow rates. The resulting (albeit minor compared to the above) explosion blew off the pressure relief doors, bowed out the oxidiser (about the size of a shipping container), and blew off a couple of thermocouple heads, which were found about half a mile away. If one of those had hit someone on the way down then someone may have been looking at some serious charges...:o
     
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  11. 500e

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    A Royal Ordinance Factory had an explosion near where I was at school in the 1950s only a bit went up but threw a casting weighing a ton over a mile
     
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    When your numbers up
     
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    Hitler dropped a big bomb on our house....flattened it.....my mum and grandparents were trapped in the cellar, the next door neighbour was killed by shrapnel.......my brothers bike was found 5 miles away hanging on a lampost....I have seen a photograph.....PS I wasnt born at the time
     
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    Reminded me of the Halifax explosion, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion

    Mont-Blanc's forward 90-mm gun landed approximately 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) north of the explosion site near Albro Lake in Dartmouth with its barrel melted away, and the shank of Mont-Blanc's anchor, weighing half a ton, landed 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) south at Armdale.
     
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    Flixborough 1974, it was bad, but could have been much worse.




     
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  16. TechnicAl

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    remember it well....i could see the smoke from here....im not far away
     
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  17. stuvy

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    My great uncle was killed by a v2 he opened the front door as it landed in the street was killed outright

    Shame he was looting a house at the time
     
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  19. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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  20. TechnicAl

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    My Dad told me you could hear them coming.......everyone stopped and stood still, unless you heard the engine stop.
     
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