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Tank Implosion Answered

Fun with air pressure and a vacuum.


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allstarn07
allstarn07

12 years ago

Seems like a waste to destroy it, but still awesome!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

My chemistry teacher showed us some pictures about when this happened by accident. Some guys were cleaning the inside of a tank out with pressure cleaners (hot). When they were done, they closed all the valves and the hatch. As it cooled, the hot water vapor condensed and the tank imploded. It was right after doing the soda can of boiling water inverted into cold water demo.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

ohh, i remember that lab experiment. it was awesome. i kept the can for a year, then threw it away.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Goodness. It seems to have been deliberately done (if you follow the links back) - quite an expensive training video!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

ahhhh sweet! was my first reaction :D