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Thread: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

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    Default Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    High-pressure gas bottles can be quite interesting. I wold not want to be that close in that 'experiment'.
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    Default Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    I knew an idi..I mean a guy who used to shoot propane tanks and from what he said it was quite the flame/explosion..someplace in Arizona.oy

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    Default Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    It's like vacuum bagging. It's not the pressure differential. It's pressure differential multiplied by the surface area. A 3x6 foot door has a surface area of 2,592 square inches. With a 3 PSI pressure differential, that's 3 PSI * 2,592 square inches, which is 7,776 pounds of force working on that 3x6 foot door.
    The quick calcs for a 4 foot block wall with rainwater behind it will yield similar results, and the wall, maybe/probably the hill behind it will come down if those drain holes get plugged with mud.
    Only .4 psi per foot of elevation... those "inches" add up quickly

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