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Imploding A Train Tanker Car
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Imploding A Train Tanker Car
This demonstration was set up to showcase the importance of venting a tank car before emptying it, but also sheds insight into the strength of air pressure.


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Posted by nova on July 21, 2011
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Posted by kientad on July 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Is strange to think that our bodies, and everything around is is subjected to about 15 pounds per square inch of air pressure. Thats over 2000 lbs per square foot!
Posted by Tibor on July 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Actually, we are subject to less than one atmosphere pressure, which equates to 14.696 psi, at 25 degrees Centigrade. Still, that is quite a pressure surrounding us.
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