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Bleveboiling Liquid Expending Vapor Explosion

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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Barometric Level Emergency Valve Enclosure

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions

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Boiling Liquid Expansion Vapor Explosion

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Boling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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A boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE, BLEV-ee) is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid that has reached a temperature above its boiling point. Because the boiling point of a liquid rises with pressure, the contents of the pressurized vessel can remain liquid as long as the vessel is intact. If the vessel's integrity is compromised, the loss of pressure and dropping boiling point can cause the liquid to rapidly convert to a gas and expand rapidly. If the gas is combustible, as is the case with hydrocarbons and alcohols, further damage can be caused by the ensuing fire.

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