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Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

metal dust explosion?

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RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

More likely a cooling water leak in a melting furnace and a steam explosion.
I have seen these take out natural gas lines and create some real disasters.

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RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

Agree with Ed. Doesn’t take much water to create an explosion in molten aluminum.

RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

would it not be a hydrogen bang at those temps with water involved?

RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

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Could be... but I think the expansion of the water into steam would be pretty impressive.

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RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

A molten magnesium explosion is even more impressive.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

i am get flash back to wet steam tables and entropy enthalpy thermo....

Going to have beer.. LU decomp of stiffness matrix's might surface next.. and some pervert will start talking about naiver stokes!!!

RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

From the latest update, it appears that at least one person was killed in the explosion:

One Dead, 13 Others Hospitalized After Explosion At Ohio Metal Plant

Several cars were seen crushed by flying debris outside the Bedford foundry, located southeast of Cleveland.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/i-schumann-co-explo...

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Metal Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Ohio

It blew a brick wall out of the building.
These guys do Cu and brass I believe.
Big mess to clean up.

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