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    Hey!

    I'm Trying To Prove A Point With A Person Who Doesn't Know, But Thinks He Does, And I Just Need Some Proof To Make My Point. My Question Is, For A BLEVE To Occur, Do The Contents Of The Pressure Vessle Have To Be Flammable? If You Could Let Me Know, It Would Be Great! Also, If You Could Tell Me Where You Found Your Info Too! Thanks A Million!!

    Stay Safe!!
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    http://runt.ocean.washington.edu/swi...ual/node9.html describes a BLEVE situation using Water as the liquid.

    A Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion derives it's force from the sudden expansion of the substance from a liquid to a vapor state when the container fails. Now if it's flammable, you'll also have a fireball...but that's secondary.

    Or as I've heard it described, a can of beans can BLEVE in the right situation.
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    Bleve has nothing to do with the contents of the container. They can be flammable or non flammable. The new term is more fitting though. It is Sudden Heat Induced Tear.
    Or s.h.i.t. for short. you dont want a closed container to do that to you.

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    Last November,we had a can of Donald Duck Grapefruit Juice to BLEVE. It sounded like a mortor being fired.

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    Ok DD...you can't leave us hanging...

    How/Where/Why did you have can of fruit juice bleve?!?!?!?!

    (And I have this picture of a Chief in his shiny white coat standing next to it when it blew...grape juice stains!!!!)
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