Explosion protection
Explosion protection is used to protect all sorts of buildings and civil engineering infrastructure against internal and external explosions or deflagrations. It was widely believed until recently tha...
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Explosion rocks New York's East Village; building collapses
Inspectors from New York's gas utility were on the scene of a building explosion in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday about an hour before the blast occurred, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The inspect...
Explosion rocks New York's East Village; building collapses
Inspectors from New York's gas utility were on the scene of a building explosion in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday about an hour before the blast occurred, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The inspect...
Esso Longford gas explosion
The 1998 Esso Longford gas explosion was a catastrophic industrial accident which occurred at the Esso natural gas plant at Longford in the Australian state of Victoria's Gippsland region. On 25 Septe...
Anti-flash white
Anti-flash white is a brilliant white color commonly seen on United States, British and Soviet nuclear bombers. The purpose of the color was to reflect some of the thermal radiation from a nuclear exp...
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Steam explosion
A steam explosion is a violent boiling or flashing of water into steam, occurring when water is either superheated, rapidly heated by fine hot debris produced within it, or heated by the interaction o...
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Grover Shoe Factory disaster
The Grover Shoe Factory disaster was an industrial explosion, building collapse and fire that killed 58 people and injured 150 when it leveled the R. B. Grover shoe factory in Brockton, Massachusetts ...
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Blast damper
A blast damper is used to protect occupants and equipment of a structure against overpressures resultant of an explosion. The blast dampers normally protect air inlets and exhaust penetrations in an o...
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High-integrity pressure protection system
A high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) is a type of safety instrumented system (SIS) designed to prevent over-pressurization of a plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery. The HIPP...
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James T. Staples
James T. Staples, officially registered as the Jas. T. Staples and also known as the Big Jim, was a Tombigbee River sternwheel steamboat that ran a route between Mobile and Demopolis, Alabama during t...
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Bombsuit
A bomb suit, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suit or a blast suit is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce. It is u...
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Boiler explosion
A boiler explosion is a catastrophic failure of a boiler. As seen today, boiler explosions are of two kinds. One kind is a failure of the pressure parts of the steam and water sides. There can be man...
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Combustibility
Combustibility is a measure of how easily a substance will set on fire, through fire or combustion. This is an important property to consider when a substance is used for construction or is being sto...
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Fire and Blast Information Group
The Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) is a not-for-profit, membership based organization created in the UK in 1992 in the wake of the Piper Alpha disaster to continue the sharing and disseminat...
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Flammability limit
Mixtures of dispersed combustible materials (such as gaseous or vaporised fuels, and some dusts) and air will burn only if the fuel concentration lies within well-defined lower and upper bounds determ...
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Lucy Walker steamboat disaster
The Lucy Walker steamboat disaster was caused by the 1844 explosion of the boilers of the steamboat Lucy Walker near New Albany, Indiana, on the Ohio River. It was one of a number of similar accidents...
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Abbeystead disaster
The Abbeystead disaster occurred on the evening of 23 May 1984 when a methane gas explosion destroyed a waterworks' valve house at Abbeystead, Lancashire, England. A group of 44 visitors were inside t...
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Steam Horse locomotive
The Steam Horse was constructed by the Butterley Company in Derbyshire in 1813 by William Brunton (1777–1851). Also known as the "Mechanical Traveller" it had a pair of mechanical legs, with feet that...
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CompEx
CompEx (meaning Competency in Ex atmospheres) is a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical craftspersons and designers working in potentially explosive atmospheres. The scheme is ope...
Oil mist
Oil mist refers to oil droplets suspended in the air in the size range 1~10 µm.
Oil mist may form when high pressure fuel oil, lubricating oil, hydraulic oil, or other oil is sprayed through ...
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Inerting system
An inerting system decreases the probability of combustion of flammable materials stored in a confined space, especially a fuel tank, by maintaining a chemically non-reactive or "inert" gas, such as n...
SS Ada Hancock
SS Ada Hancock was a steam-powered tender owned by Phineas Banning used to transfer passengers and cargo to and from large coastal steamships in San Pedro Harbor in the early 1860s. On April 27, 1863...
ATEX directive
The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing what equipment and work environment is allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere. ATEX derives its name from the French title o...
SS France (1961)
SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1...
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Buncefield fire
Hemel Hempstead in HertfordshireThe Buncefield fire was a major conflagration caused by a series of explosions on 11 December 2005 at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, an oil storage facility lo...
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