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The power of a steam explosion

Gary Fereday
Gary Fereday Member Posts: 427
has it that a 40 gallon water heater overheated to 350*F has the same btu release as 90 lbs. of 90% dynamite. be very careful of steam! Krackatoa and Mt St. Helans, got the idea!



  • Watch THIS!

    Watch this sequence of pictures and notice what happens when water goes into the stack and hits the boilers.

  • Jim Sarrasin
    Jim Sarrasin Member Posts: 10

    Reminds Me of the old WW2 footage of a fighter strafing a train and hitting the engine. HUGE explosion.
  • Mike Kraft
    Mike Kraft Member Posts: 406

    Reminds me of what I was capable of doing to my dad:)

  • canuckDale
    canuckDale Member Posts: 77
    And I try.....

    ...to explain to people that when water turns to steam they instantly have find room for 1700 of those boilers/heaters.

    Nice pics!
  • Bob W._2
    Bob W._2 Member Posts: 79
    I always wondered what caused that....

    I believe that is an Austrian (Austro-Hungarian) battleship going under in WWI. Always wondered if it was the stored armament or the boilers.
  • j_4
    j_4 Member Posts: 59
    ....poached tuna....

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