We spoke a couple of weeks ago about the tragedy at DeRidder, Louisiana, where three workers were killed by apparently an over-pressure in an atmospheric tank caused by steam.
We simplistically offered a solution consisting of opening the top of such tanks to never allow such pressure to build in the first place.
Now comes a report of a mill person being burned by hot stock when he manually opened a steam valve in an open top stock tank. Apparently a steam bubble developed, rose to the top and splashed him with hot stock. Our first solution suddenly looks juvenile.
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