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The Force near you: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 – In the first part of this series we talked about determining the explosive force of a rupturing cylinder. It was discussed that there are number of factors and it is difficult to determine an exact number or equivalent force.


The Force near you: Part 1 of 2

When trying to figure out the calculations used to determine the explosive force of a cylinder you must have a true love of mathematics. While researching the question of how much force or energy is generated with a ruptured cylinder we were shocked with the numerous variables required in the calculations.

Cylinder Safety

Cylinder Inspections: Truth vs. Fiction

“U.S. DOT (PHMSA) does not review or certify training programs for pre-approval purposes. The employer must determine a trainer’s qualifications based on the employer’s needs.”

Acting Chief

Pressure Vessels Branch

Approvals and Permits Division – PHH-30


Tank hydro 2020

Inspecting cylinders – Beyond the hydro

a cylinder gets some visual inspection every five years, even though cylinders may be exposed to safety concerns countless times within a requalification period.

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