A gas tank can explode in the sun
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If you have contracted the supply of bottled propane, you will be responsible for the correct operation and handling of the containers, as well as for the good condition and maintenance of the accessories necessary for its use.
In addition, before putting any container into service, you must remove anything that makes its identification difficult and you must read the existing labels and markings. If the contents of a container are not identified, you should inform your supplier without using it, keeping it in a separate and safe place.
Hazard statements on propane cylinders Chemical stability: Extremely flammable and combustible. Possibility of hazardous reactions: Strong oxidizing substances. Hazardous decomposition products: CO (in case of incomplete combustion), CO2 and H2O.
Why a gas cylinder explodes
In the case of the cylinders, it has been recognized that in numerous occasions they only have a little touch up, becoming a risk for those who buy them. In order to reduce the danger, it is necessary to demand the tanks in optimal conditions, that they are not rusted because they generate leaks, that is to say, that the exhaustive supervision is the ideal; it is a consumer’s right, warned PC. The risk is when the cylinders could explode, although, on rare occasions, but it can happen, that is why the recommendations should be heeded, not to expose them to high temperatures.
In the case of cylinders, it has been recognized that in many occasions they only have a little touch up, becoming a risk for those who buy them. In order to reduce the danger, it is necessary to demand tanks in optimal conditions, that are not rusted because they generate leaks, that is to say, that the exhaustive supervision is the ideal; it is a consumer’s right, warned PC. The risk is when the cylinders could explode, although, on rare occasions, but it can happen, that is why the recommendations should be heeded, not to expose them to high temperatures.
How many degrees does a gas cylinder explode?
The gas leak from one of the cylinders caused it to explode and as a chain reaction the others exploded, there was fire, fear and tears, not counting the material losses. This incident left more than 48 people injured, with burns of different degrees, although the official report states that 43 people were injured.
This was horrible, we are shocked by the magnitude of the situation. At the moment we did not have the capacity to transport the injured to the hospital in Maturín, we had to close the road and ask for support to those who were passing through the area. Most of them were transported in private cars, trolleys and in the back of trucks. Total desperation,” said Marco Zambrano.
“An LPG leak caused an explosion originating a chain reaction of several cylinders stored in the site for a total of 161 LPG cylinders, which would be distributed in the community, causing burns of different degrees to 43 people of different ages and sex”, reads part of the police report.
When does a gas tank explode?
In general terms, conventional butane cylinders can be said NOT TO EXPLODE. However, this needs to be explained, and certain conditions under which they CAN EXPLODE need to be explained, as I myself have experienced first hand in a confined fire.
However, in this entry, we are not really going to give you a real review of the subject of butane bottles, but I will try to expose a specific case that happened to us in one of our interventions.
The conventional orange one, with a weight of about 35 Kg and the stainless steel one (18 Kg). Both with a capacity of 12.5 kg of gas (compressed to about 250 times its volume on the outside). There are also other types of cylinders supplied to homes, such as the Cepsa cylinder of 11 kg of propane. For the case we are dealing with, one is exactly the same as the other.
These cylinders are usually built with a test pressure of 30 Kg/cm2 and a burst pressure of 85 bar/cm2. However, the way they are constructed, and due to the elasticity coefficient of the metal, the cylinders do not release shrapnel in case of bursting, but they usually open through one of their welds, with a sufficient gap to allow the expansion of the gas they contain.