Large Steel Tank Fails and Rockets to Height of 30 meters − Rupture Disc Installed Incorrectly

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Hedlund, Frank H.; Selig, Robert S.; Kragh, Eva K.;

At a brewery, the base plate-to-shell weld seam of a 90-m<sup>3</sup> vertical cylindrical steel tank failed catastrophically. The 4 ton tank “took off” like a rocket leaving its contents behind, and landed on a van, crushing it. The top of the tank reached a height of ... View more
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