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  •  You are confusing this. (0+ / 0-)

    All a BLEVE is, is a substance changing states under pressure. Has nothing to do with chemical processes. You need a change in state under pressure, a weakening of the vessel skin (corrosion, heat, or mechanical) and viola! So, while I think the AN could have caused this explosion, it is entirely possible and not without precedent that a BLEVE could have occurred as well.

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