Ammonium Nitrate Key to 2013 West, Texas, Explosion
Aug 05, 2020 · Ammonium Nitrate Key to 2013 West, Texas, Explosion August 5, 2020 • by IFW Staff Many homes near the site of the April 17, 2013, fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, were destroyed by the massive blast.
Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet
Prior to working with Ammonium Nitrate you should be trained on its proper handling and storage. Ammonium Nitrate is a STRONG OXIDIZER and when contaminated with OIL, CHARCOAL, or other ORGANIC MATERIALS, can EXPLODE and become SENSITIVE TO SHOCK. Ammonium Nitrate reacts with STRONG BASES (such as SODIUM HYDROXIDE and POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE).
Ammonium nitrate is one of the most common industrial
Ammonium nitrate is an incredibly common material. Over 20 million tons are produced in an average year—enough to stage the Beirut blast about ten thousand times. It's used primarily not as an ...
ANFO - Wikipedia
Chemistry. The chemistry of ANFO detonation is the reaction of ammonium nitrate with a long-chain alkane (C n H 2n+2) to form nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water.In an ideal stoichiometrically balanced reaction, ANFO is composed of about 94.3% AN and 5.7% FO by weight. In practice, a slight excess of fuel oil is added, as underdosing results in reduced performance while overdosing merely ...
Why does fertilizer explode? | HowStuffWorks
However, when ammonium nitrate (one potential cause of the West, Texas, disaster and other fertilizer accidents) does blow up, the effects have been historically devastating. On April 16, 1947, a boat filled with 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate and docked near Texas City, Texas, blew up as the result of a small fire on board.
List of Historic Explosions - Atex Explosion Hazards
Benxihu Colliery explosion China coal dust and gas explosion, 1,549 Fatalities, 34% of the miners working that day were killed. This is the world’s worst-ever coal-mining accident. 1947 April 16, Texas City disaster, Texas. At 9:15 am an explosion occurred aboard a docked ship named the Grandcamp.
PDF Bulk Material Bulk Density Bulk Material Bulk Density
Ammonium Nitrate 49 0.78 "Ammonium Nitrate, Prills" 38 0.61 Ammonium Perchlorate 62 0.99 Ammonium Phosphate 55 0.88 Ammonium Sulfate 69 1.11 ... Coal Dust 35 0.56 Coal Granules 52 0.83 Coal Powder 40 0.64 "Coal Powder, MRD" 41 0.66 "Coal Powder, SRC" 39 0.62
Mountaintop-removal photos: Antrim Caskey award-winning
The residue contains diesel fuel, ammonium nitrate, and silica dust. Recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey have detected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, some of which are carcinogenic, in...
Chemical and Physical Factors that Influence N0x
ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO) from wicking, ammonium nitrate dissolution with water, degree of ... ANFO additives included, aluminum, coal dust, urea, and diesel fuel. Stemming materials included water, NaHCO 3, Na 2 CO 3, coal dust, trona, and wet drill cuttings. The most important consideration is safety when considering modification ...
Explosive Properties of Mixtures of Ammonium Nitrate(V
The materials tested were milled ammonium nitrate(V) mixed with wheat flour, hard coal, rape seeds or wood dust. It was found that all of the mixtures tested decompose at significantly lower temperatures than ammonium nitrate(V) and ANFO explosive.
Ammonium Nitrate - Industrial Grade
Ammonium Nitrate (6484-52-2) USA ACGIH (nuisance dust) ACGIH TWA (mg/m³) 10 mg/m3 – Inhalable particulate USA OSHA (nuisance dust) OSHA PEL (TWA) (mg/m3) 5 mg/m3 – Respirable (particulate) 8.2. Exposure controls Appropriate engineering controls : Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Provide
What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical in the deadly Beirut
Aug 06, 2020 · The ammonium nitrate arrived in Beirut in the fall of 2013 on a Russian-owned cargo ship, the Rhosus, the ship's then-captain, Boris Prokoshev, told NBC News. It was en route from the Georgian ...
Bulk Density Chart - Anval
Ammonium Nitrate 49 785 Ammonium Nitrate Pills 38 609 Ammonium Perchloride 62 993 Ammonium Phosphate 55 881 ... Coal Dust 35 561 Coal Powder 40 641
Specific Gravity Of General Materials Table
The specific gravity of all other materials are compared to water as a fraction heavier or fraction lighter density, no matter how small or large the fraction is. For example, ammonium nitrate has a specific gravity (sg) of 0.73 while dry ammonium sulphate has a sg of 1.13 (1130 kilograms/cubic meter).
IC8746 - Safety Recommendations for Ammonium Nitrate-Based
The use of ammonium nitrate (AN) as an ingredient in blasting composi-tions is not new. In 1867, Ohlsson and Norrbin patented Ammoniakkrut (5, z),5 consisting of ammonium nitrate,either alone or in mixtures with charcoal, saw-dust, naphthalene, picric acid, nitroglycerin, or nitrobenzene.Since that