According to Wikipedia, a gas explosion at Pittsburgh gasometer occurred on the morning of November 14, 1927. A huge cylindrical gasometer, the largest in the world at that time at 5 million cubic feet (140,000-meter cube) exploded and the cause of this explosion is still unknown to date. It was a very loud explosion causing the other three gasometers at the site to explode too. This explosion affected buildings within a radius of half a mile from where the incident occurred, with windows being broken a mile away, causing upwards of $4 million worth of damage in the United States of America. Besides, 28 people died as a result of the explosion, and hundreds of people living around that vicinity injured.
The death rate caused by the gas explosion has increased drastically since 1927 and still counting. Scientists have conducted surveys as a result of this heart-aching issue and have suggested a possible way that might help us reduce the number of death rates caused by gas explosions in our world today. Observing that Gas explosion can occur for a number of reasons including faulty appliances or equipment, a leak, or improper usage of a gas appliance. Gases are chemical substances, that when kept in an unstable environment or are exposed to an ignition source such as heat or fire, have to potential to explode.
They have suggested that one way to possibly prevent this explosion is to avoid shaking the gas cylinder to check the level of its content, which can be seen as improper usage of the appliance. This has been a tradition mostly among mothers who don’t want to run out of gas suddenly. And might be asking themselves how can they check the level of gas remaining without having to shake the cylinder. Here is an easier, simple and safer way to achieve that, You just have to wet a side of the cylinder, after a while the used top part will be dry and the unused lower part will remain wet. This accurately tell you the level of unused gas in the cylinder.
Pretty Simple right!!!!
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