It doesn't take much Only about a tablespoon of acetone evaporated inside a 44gallon drum creates enough vapour to make it explosive. At this kayak manufacturing shop, welding on an empty acetone drum cost a fibreglass worker his life. This is what happened. A worker wanted to make a shop cart from this empty acetone drum. The fibreglass worker offered to weld casters onto the drum for him. To prepare the drum for welding, the worker rinsed out the drum with water and turned it upside down to drain. He replaced the lid's bung caps, then used a grinder to clean four areas for the welds.
The fibreglass worker started to weld, but had trouble. He asked the shop's owner to check the welder's settings. The owner performed a test weld on the lid. He adjusted the welder's settings, and gave the welding gun back. The fibreglass worker then attempted to weld on a caster by making a tack weld. As he began a second weld, the welding arc burned through the lid. Acetone vapour inside the drum ignited, exploding and throwing the worker across the room. He would later die from his injuries. Lab testing of the fluid remaining in the drum showed that the drum, even though it.
Had been rinsed, contained enough residual acetone to become explosive. Choosing to reuse a drum that once held flammable substances can be a big mistake. Time and again workers have welded or used torches to cut drums, often with lethal consequences. Welding, cutting, and grinding are examples of hot work work that can initiate fires or explosions. If you can, avoid hot work on drums. If you must go ahead Do a risk assessment to identify any potential dangers. With the acetone drum, this would have included checking the precautions in the MSDS for acetone.
The MSDS, as well as a label on the drum, warned against welding on or near the drum. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for flammable substances. Don't weld or do any other hot work if the instructions say not to. If the instructions allow hot work, set up safe work procedures such as how to clean the drum and how to test for residues. Train and supervise workers in the procedures, so that they know the risks and the precautions. Learn from the tragedy that occurred in this workplace. Before welding, cutting, or grinding on a drum, know what's been inside it and whether.
Shipping Container Explodes, Killing Firefighter
About an hour after a fire department began fighting a blaze, this shipping container, exposed to the extreme heat of the burning building, exploded. Tragically, a firefighter was killed. This is what happened. By the time firefighters arrived at this log home construction business, flames had engulfed the main production building. Next to the building was a shipping container in which 16 gaspowered chainsaws, a gaspowered pressure washer, and other tools were kept. Nothing considered explosive, such as jerry cans of fuel or propane tanks, was inside. Knowing that the container was vented and that there were no bulk quantities of fuel,.
The incident commander didn't consider the container a threat. This opinion was shared by several other firefighters and a company director on site. The information was conveyed to the rest of the firefighters. The company director asked the firefighters to do what they could to save the tools. Over the next hour water was directed almost continuously at or near the container. One of the firefighters sprayed the container from a ladder. He noted that there was no steam coming off the container, only limited scorching of the wooden structure around it,.
And that when touched with his wet glove the container didn't feel hot. Some of the roof trusses on the main building were collapsing, so the firefighters pulled back. Shortly after, with nothing further falling, a fire captain and a firefighter moved towards the building, spraying flareups near the shipping container. During the fire, heat had built up inside the container, with some areas reaching at least 200 degrees Celsius. The gas tanks of two chainsaws and a plastic bottle containing about a litre of methanol melted. Gasoline vapour also escaped from the tanks of the other equipment.
Denser than air, the vapours settled along the bottom, too far from the small vents of the container to be dissipated. Without warning, the container exploded. The fire captain, struck by a door, would not survive his injuries. The firefighter was not injured. For weather resistance, shipping containers are designed to be sealed, with only small vents providing limited ventilation. This design traps heat and, in this case, flammable vapours. Being so close to a burning building elevated the temperature to the point that it would only take about 3 litres of gasoline to form enough vapour inside the container to be explosive.
Unpacking shipping containers
In the last five years, we have investigated 21 incidents in New South Wales involving workers unpacking shipping containers. Three of these workers were killed. The most serious incidents involved unpacking sheet material such as glass, stone, sandwich panel and timber. If freight isn't packed with safe unloading in mind or if it becomes unstable during transit, workers unpacking it can be at risk of serious injury or death. If you unpack shipping containers, keep your people safe. Work with suppliers to ensure the load is appropriately packed for safe transit and unpacking.
Ask them to use racks or crates and to secure freight with wrapping or strapping. You can also ask suppliers to use containers that are open at both ends or have an open top for safer access. Plan before you unpack the container, and consider what equipment you will need. Choose an area with flat ground and unpack at ground level where possible. Be careful when opening the container in case the load has shifted. Keep looking for risks as you unpack and adjust your plan as conditions change. Instruct workers about safety procedures.
And make sure they are appropriately experienced and supervised. Use a crane or a forklift with attachments such as grabs, spikes or slippers to avoid manual unloading. Never allow people in or around the container while using machinery to unload. If you're using a crane and it's necessary to guide the load, make sure it's from a safe distance using a tagline. Never allow workers inside the container if there's any risk of objects moving and trapping them. Where there is a risk, brace freight with suitably rated restraint devices such as props, braces or frames.
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Old Tools, New Art The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
Now you may be wondering what I plan to do with this pile of old tools. Well, some people might discard it as scrap iron. But I think there's some artistic expression here waiting to happen. They say an ecofriendly house can't be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith, join me as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. I think we can take these old, discarded tools and come up with something really beautiful like a centerpiece or focal.
Point for a room. So my idea here is to gather these and bundle them almost like a cartouche or a heraldic crest, but using ordinary, common tools with the patina of their rust and wear on them. I've been collecting these for a while. They've come out of barns. I've found them in flea markets and so forth, and at surprising prices. Like this old hand scythe or hand sickle it was just $4. And what I've tried to do is buy these in pairs because I wanna have a center point and then fan out with a balance of the same tools on either.
Side. Now the best way for me to explain this is to just get to work and show you how I'm gonna lay these out. I'm gonna start out with these hay forks and I'm gonna crisscross them across this board. Now the reason I'm using this size board, it's not just a support for these tools. I measured the width and this piece of board really represents the parameters I have to work in. So I'm gonna take these forks and bring them up to the top. I've got a little leeway of about 12 inches at the top. So I'm not too worried about if they.
Stick out up there. It's really this bottom and the sides that I have to pay attention to. And, again, I wanna make sure they're all balanced. I'm thinking the center point would be this old shovel here. And then it's just a matter of layering these tools on two at a time. I begin to get the kind of effect that I want. Sling blades. Briar hooks. They'll all find a home here. So as you can see, I've used seven tools so far, and I begin to create this sort of framework to work in. What I'm gonna do now is let Tony drill these together.
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