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Crude Oil Boilover Explosion

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Uploaded on Apr 5, 2008

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The third and most violent is Boilover. This is similar to the frothover but when the water vaporises and bubbles through the fuel it causes froth, due to the viscous nature of the oil. Once this froth reaches the surface of the fire, it ignites causing a huge increase in burning rate and can send a column of flame high into the air.

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