[TowerTalk] OT: Propane Tank near lightning ground
w2lk at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 29 23:56:59 EDT 2006
Having been a volunteer firefighter for many years with specific
training on propane fires, I can tell you we are trained to understand
that a larger sausage shaped propane tank will most likely explode at
the ends and not along the long dimension. Small tanks used for grills,
etc. and 100 lb. vertically standing tanks typically used for cooking
are a different problem.
>> Why would you think that the end would blow out before the side would?
>> 73 Gary K4FMX
> He said that was the weakest point -- most prone
> to catastrophic failure.
> I dunno -- they paid him to know those things!
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