June 8, 2017

Water leakage into furnace causes blast

Leakage of water is likely to have caused the blast in a 20-tonne electric arc furnace at a factory. The accident claimed two lives and left seven others injured. Water is used as a coolant in electric arc furnaces. In case water, in sufficient quantities, leaks into a hot furnace, a violent steam explosion is triggered.Treat water with respect!

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