1. Thank you. So the answer is to not mix pressure vessels or valves of different ratings. That's like building a shelf with strong screws on one side and weak ones on the other. Or a house with beams and joists of lower and higher ratings. "Only put heavy things in the kitchen or bathroom, nowhere else."

  2. I'm not sure if I understand the wording of this correctly. If propane liquefies under pressure, how come it is under less pressure? Shouldn't it be then that the natural gas is liquefied under pressure? Or am I just dumb XD (non-native speaker)

  3. What stops it from exploding if you open the valve while driving? I would imagine the pressure difference would still be close to the same.

  4. Yeah I don't get why people repost the same meme asking what caused it when the explanation was in the first post. Op is clearly a knob

  5. The car is fitted to work with both LP and natural gas, the two are stored are very different pressures and this is probably the result of a failed valve or maybe just leaving the valve between the tanks open

  6. Are natural gas cars/gas stations common in a lot of countries? I've never heard of them before except for busses.

  7. The lpg vessel in the rear gave in I'd imagine. Obviously highly pressurised and you can see the spray coming out of the lpg

  8. LPG Gas tanks are pressurized at around 10bar (145PSI) . Now imagine this happening with a hydrogen powered car like the Mirai at 700Bar (10152psi). It would leave a small crater in the ground.

  9. Doesnt look like having a side propane tank of your natural gas tank was cheaper after all. In fact cost way more since u no longer have a car.

  10. Incorrect, as per other posts, this was an illegal bodge where a propane tank was spliced in parallel with the authorised LPG system - the two systems are incompatible pressurewise, and a valve was left open in error causing the propane bodge to fail. LPG on its own is perfectly safe, though all parts of the car should be regularly inspected for safety

  11. The way the gas station employees calmly turns the rest of the pumps off after a car literally explodes next to him is some next level composure

  12. I used to take bootleg taxis in Northeastern brazil between two very remote cities - they were called "carro bomba" (car bomb) for this exact reason. Big yikes.

  13. Pressurized gas, most likely LPG. Note the odd filling location and the jet of gas after the explosion. A pressure tank likely ruptured, and the resulting carnage was caused by the rapidly expanding pressure wave.

  14. Here is the explanation, a lot latin American nations and some other global south nations cannot afford gasoline to power their car, so they use systems which allow them to use natural gas, or cooking gas. If the tank isn’t properly secured or has not been properly maintained minor leaks cam occur. This is the result of a what happens when minor leak is not fixed.

  15. This was an internal gas-pressure-explosion (without a fire/ignition).. - Furthermore, the gas-station is still there.. - Looks not like a javelin.

  16. They were extremely lucky there wasn't a spark or open flame nearby, it would have toasted anyone within 20 feet, for sure.

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