What makes an explosion happen so quickly?

What makes an explosion happen so quickly?

The generation of heat in large quantities accompanies most explosive chemical reactions. It is the rapid liberation of heat that causes the gaseous products of most explosive reactions to expand and generate high pressures. This rapid generation of high pressures of the released gas constitutes the explosion.

Does hearing come back after explosion?

Bernstein says that sometimes right after a loud explosion, some form of trauma can occur anywhere in the outer, middle, or inner ear or even all three. “Most damage to the outer ear will not affect a person’s hearing,” says Bernstein.

What makes a gas tank explode?

An LPG explosion is almost always caused by the accumulation of gas leak in an enclosed space combined with an ignition source, not a Propane-LPG tank explosion (gas cylinder explosion). The leak can be from the gas appliance or other source not involving the bottle.

At what temperature will gasoline ignite?


Can humans spontaneously combust?

Deaths attributed by some to “spontaneous combustion” occur when a living human body is burned without an apparent external source of ignition. Typically police or fire investigators find burned corpses but no burned furniture.

At what temperature will Gasoline spontaneously combust?

Autoignition point of selected substances

Substance Autoignition
Diesel or Jet A-1 210 °C (410 °F)
Diethyl ether 160 °C (320 °F)
Ethanol 365 °C (689 °F)
Gasoline (Petrol) 247–280 °C (477–536 °F)

Can diesel be ignited with a match?

If you toss a lit match into a puddle of diesel fuel, it’ll go out. That’s because diesel is much less flammable than gasoline. In a car, it takes intense pressure or sustained flame to ignite diesel.

Can you weld on an empty diesel tank?

Discussion: Before any welding is done on a fuel tank, it should be drained, cleaned, and tested to ensure that it is free of any flammable fuel or vapors. When possible, replace the fuel tank rather than repair it. Welding on fuel tanks should only be done in specialized shops with certified welders.

What temperature will diesel ignite?

To ignite, the fuel must have a low flash point, but in order to avoid preignition caused by residual heat in a hot combustion chamber, the fuel must have a high autoignition temperature. Diesel fuel flash points vary between 52 and 96 °C (126 and 205 °F). Diesel is suitable for use in a compression-ignition engine.

Can static electricity ignite diesel?

While diesel fuel isn’t as combustible as gasoline, it’s nearly so. When static electricity discharge occurs with combustible vapors present, a fire or explosion may result while you’re fueling your vehicle or equipment.

Can you pour diesel on a fire?

Diesel is a fossil fuel and a combustible material. It can and will burn, when heated to a temperature high enough in presence of ample Oxygen to support a fire.

What causes low flash point in diesel?

If a diesel fuel storage tank is connected to a gasoline storage tank via a vent line manifold, in warm and humid environments like that of a Georgia spring, ethanol and gasoline vapors may disperse throughout a fueling system creating just enough cross contamination to lower the diesel fuel flashpoint.

What flash point is considered flammable?

199.4 °F