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Thread: Explosion at GOEX plant

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    Explosion at GOEX plant

    A resident livng 45 miles from the GOEX plant at the Camp Minden reported hearing a big bang. About 1000 pounds of BP went off in the part of the plant corning mill. One person tripped and was taken to the hospital, no life threatening injuries were reported. The ALR site has postings from individuals living near the site. 6.22 AM this morning.

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    great, another thing for the state gov to restrict bp sales.

    im only 3 hours from the goex plant, and havent seen any in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troy_mclure View Post
    great, another thing for the state gov to restrict bp sales.

    im only 3 hours from the goex plant, and havent seen any in years.
    Another good reason to know how to make your own.

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    Not again, this has been the umpteenth time in the last few years.

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    Thats the reason they don't screw the siding on tight.
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    Those guys have had practice of blowing the place up. Very good on their safety record here, as no one was killed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz330 View Post
    Another good reason to know how to make your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giz189 View Post
    Not if your house blows up!
    Yeap, my thoughts too. If the BIG boys can foul it up then..........

    The only thing better than a big explosion is lots of little ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giz189 View Post
    Not if your house blows up!
    Don't make it "IN" your house. - I just finished my 2nd batch and with a little care things will be fine. Making large batches for production create problems that are a lot tougher to control than the hobbyist runs into.
    This subject has been beat to death in other threads and I don't want to go there. There are things that I consider dangerous that other people do, I just don't do them, to each his own.

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    glad no one was hurt- 1000lbs of BP has to make one heck of a boom

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    if its loose just a woosh and bright flash.

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    I,m with Boz on this.The ONLY thing that set's off BP is heat.I would love to know what they think was the cause.I really don't want to get in a fight with anyone here on this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    The ONLY thing that set's off BP is heat.
    Not static electricity????
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    Maybe a static spark.

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    Well I guess it's time to make the plant "non smoking"
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    MSD, black powder rocket starter pellets

    Page 3, sections 9 and 10 state that black powder can be ignited by impact.

    9.0 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
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    Physical State: solid
    Appearance: rubber cylinders inside plastic parts
    Odour: none
    Odour Threshold: Not available.
    pH: Not available.
    Vapour Pressure: Not available.
    Vapour Density: Not available.
    Viscosity: Not available.
    Evaporation Rate: Not available.
    Boiling Point: Not available.
    Freezing/Melting Point: Not available.
    Coefficient of water/oil distribution: Not available.
    Autoignition Temperature: 280C
    Flash Point: Not available.
    Explosion Limits, lower (LEL): Not available.
    Explosion Limits, upper (UEL): Not available.
    Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: unprotected black powder can be ignited by impact
    Sensitivity to Static Discharge: unprotected black powder can be ignited by static discharge
    Decomposition Temperature: > 400C
    Solubility in water: black powder is soluble in water
    Specific Gravity/Density: black powder = 1.7-2.1
    Propellant = not available
    Molecular Formula: Not applicable
    Molecular Weight: Not applicable.
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    10.0 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
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    Chemical Stability:
    Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
    Conditions to Avoid:
    Heat, static electricity, friction, impact

    Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
    Combustible or flammable materials, explosive materials
    Hazardous Products Of Decomposition:
    Oxides of nitrogen
    Hazardous Polymerization:
    Will not occur.

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    OK.....................don't use rocket pellets in the firearms shooting sports. Keep the pellet data out too. Nothing in the world says it is applicable here. BvT
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    Since almost all aspects of our cultural existence are LIBERAL in most states, this means that the nation is on a trajectory to dissolution by the burden of toleration and acceptance of LAWBREAKING as a norm, a trajectory back to the dark ages of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    Well I guess it's time to make the plant "non smoking"
    I think they already let the smoke out, BP smokes a lot.

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    BP Plant

    This will allow all the people who have never fired a single BP round to run in with all the crazy restrictions to make the plant safe. There is only one reason that explosion took place," A HUMAN PERSON WAS PRESENT AND DID SOMETHING WRONG". Black powder may be stored for a 100 years with out a problem and then along comes a person with detached brain cells who adds the wrong thing and BOOM!! It is no different than a loaded gun. It is perfectly safe until it is picked up by a idiot
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