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  •  sounds reasonable (2+ / 0-)
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    Involuntary Exile, Bulldozer

    NH3 explosive limits are 15-25% in air, autoignition temperature is 1200F, and during the fire, a witness said he heard some kind of gas start to vent. Think of a huge volume of NH3 venting and mixing with air until it hits the explosive limits and the fire sets it off.


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