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Analysis of a bomb calorimeter failure

Authors
Journal
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
1871-5532
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
2
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jchas.2009.08.002

Abstract

Shrapnel and the release of hot, pressurized liquid occurred during a routine bomb calorimetry experiment. Corrosion was found to have weakened the calorimeter bomb's valve assembly, resulting in shearing of the assembly during the experiment.

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