New video from a guy who was way too close to the blast zone. What a nightmare.
Latest in China's never ending string of deadly accidents:
Dear god...that looks like something from a post-apocalyptic movie.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat ~ Theodore Roosevelt
2nd explosion was >21 tons TNT from ground tremors. looks to me like some sort of fuel air effect was involved.
Obviously, no firewall ($10,000 safety precaution)
sir, I am unfamiliar with firewalls that don't reside in my PC. how are things like this normally stored safely?
A safey release valve and barrier that can vent the gas outside without being exposed to an inginition source.
Original source in Chinese:
Of the 3 chemicals rumored to have been at the storage site, calcium carbide decomposes in water to form acetylene. That would form a potent explosive mixture together with ammonium nitrate and potassium nitrate. The explosions happened just 44 min after reports of the initial fire.
Last edited by citanon; 14 Aug 15, at 20:00.
BTW, one of the other more "minor" accidents happening in China today. Report is in Mandarin but video is self explanatory:
Last edited by citanon; 14 Aug 15, at 20:03.
RIP. It's scary. What is the usual process of compensation and rehabilitation for the victims?
It's called a placard. They are in use all over the world on buildings, trucks, trains, storage facilities. Saved many a firefighter by giving them a heads up as to what is stored in the facility/truck/railroad car that they are dealing with. Also pre-planning for a facility like this is invaluable. Knowing what the hazard is, you may decide to forego fighting the fire and concentrate on evacuation.
clearest yet video from an expat who was on a rooftop initially overlooking the explosion site.
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