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methanol vapours explode
20-07-2008, 09:06 PM
Post: #11
methanol vapours explode
I don\'t know about the size of the immersion or indeed if it is still working, I will get round to it next w/end though if it is 27\' I will replace with 11\'.

I\'ve attached the same photo enlarged, hopefully a bit clearer this time.

[Image: P7200008-1.jpg]


Re jamerels inline heater, how do you fit one of those to a sealed hotwater tank, I cannot work it out from the link?

Point taken re overloading extension, I havent checked to see if it gets warm, will change it round when I next start processor.

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20-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Post: #12
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I hate to think what would have happened if it was an HDPE plastic reactor, your underpants would have been the last of your worries.:o
This should be a lesson for all those that use plastic reactors.

jamesrl\'s inline heaters are just that, inline, you put them between the pump and venturi.

[Edited on 20-7-2008 by mark]

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20-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Post: #13
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Is that plastic pipe that finishes by your plugs the vent, if it is I think you may wist to move it as you have already seen what happens when meth fumes ignite.

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21-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Post: #14
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Good to see you are still able to talk to us.

A wakeup call for us all I think. A bit of an elaborate way to get another 5L of oil in your reactor.

That does look like a vent, next to the 4 way power bar ?? I would have that outside.

Please, if you identify a cause of ignition other than the one listed, let us know.

HDPE, that would be interesting, Chug, you have sufficient space to do some testing, fancy a blast ?

Andy.

[Edited on 21-7-2008 by tz0c0s]

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21-07-2008, 01:31 PM
Post: #15
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Why was the blanket on the top of the tank? Some premonition? Good job the tank was not stronger, it could have built up even more pressure. Good to see what can happen, makes us all take maximum care at all stages. Or should.
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21-07-2008, 01:50 PM
Post: #16
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Perhaps the vent line should be larger diameter so it can release pressure quicker?

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22-07-2008, 04:11 PM
Post: #17
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Re jamerels inline heater, how do you fit one of those to a sealed hotwater tank, I cannot work it out from the link?

Point taken re overloading extension, I havent checked to see if it gets warm, will change it round when I next start processor.

Cheers for tips
Rich[/quote]

jamesrl\'s inline heater fits between the pump and the venturi (see below) on my system it is above valvs V6.

[Image: heater2.jpg]


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04-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Post: #18
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Was the immersion heater ever pulled on this to determine the length?

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04-12-2008, 05:37 PM
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Simple rule here: Never put an immersion heater in a reactor.

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04-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Post: #20
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I remember reading this thread.... Just looking at those pics, it actually looks like the cyl DOES NOT have a seerate vent as such..... :o

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