Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on May 31, 2009, 2:17 am
I suppose that begs the obvious question as to the sanity of a fuel tank
full of nitro... :-)
"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
- Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson
Posted by You on May 31, 2009, 3:12 pm
Sonny, next time you get near a quart of Liquid Nitro, you just try to
burn it, and your Next of Kin can report on your failure... It is plain
to see that you have NO Experience with the product, in question, and
anyone who takes Wikipedia as FACT, needs a better education....
Posted by You on May 30, 2009, 10:26 pm
Because of the Entropy Knee, of Detonation.... for NG, it is very small,
and thus VERY VERY sensitive to external energy stimulation, where AN
based Explosives have a fairly LARGE Entropy Knee, and it takes a
Significant Energy Pulse to send it over the Edge, into Detonation.
I suspect, there are VERY Few Powdermen left, who have ever worked with
NG based explosives in the last 3 or 4 decades, and even fewer that have
ever used liquid NG.... The modern stuff, and Military Stuff is just way
better and much safer.... The last time I used an NG Powder was some
ditching work in the late 80's and I had a heck of a time finding a
supply of RedCross 40... (40% Gelatinite NG) and it was further back,
the last time I used Liquid NG on a job.....
Posted by BobG on May 30, 2009, 11:06 pm
Just because nitro is a couple decades out of favor for blasting apps,
whats old can be new again. Dust off an old 4-6-4 steam locomotive and
replace the boiler and steam valves with a machine gun ammo belt type
of loader that drops a nitro pellet into one side of the double acting
cylinder and gives a bang and a push, then it drops one in the other
side, etc etc. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Posted by You on May 31, 2009, 3:18 pm
You and Rube Goldberg, both could use a good education in engineering...
and who would want to man a machine with that amount of Nitro in one
place...... there is a reason that Nobel didn't make any money off Nitro,
untill he tamed its Entropy Knee issues....