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Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby Bushman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am

Never heard of an explosion from fumes due to immersion blending!
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby Bushman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 am

Just a safety reminder as we think our areas are well vented, this happened in a building half the size of a football field.
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby DeepSouth » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 am

It reads like they had an electric mixer stirring a tank for blending. If it's high proof, and the electric motor wasn't explosion proof, it could ignite.
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby LWTCS » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:53 am

DeepSouth wrote:It reads like they had an electric mixer stirring a tank for blending. If it's high proof, and the electric motor wasn't explosion proof, it could ignite.


What he said ^^^
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby Bushman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:10 pm

Hadn't thought about that, thanks!
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby cob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:37 pm

It's interesting that they can label a flash fire as an explosion, but supply no other real information after 10 days.
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby DAD300 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:33 pm

I've long wanted an industrial immersion blender for mashing. They are expensive, but would be surprised if they were explosion proof.

It would be unwise to turn on a motor near an open barrel of GNS. But why would you?
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Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

Postby Worm_Drippinz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:05 pm

Sad. I hope they are ok.
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