explosive fuel

explosive fuel

[ik′splō·siv ′fyül]
(materials)
Any substance which combines with oxygen and other explosive ingredients to produce explosion energy, including aluminum, silicon, carbon, sulfur, glycerol, glucol, paraffin wax, diesel oil, and guar gum.
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Hydrogen in fuel tanks is a very hazardous explosive fuel. We must remember the Hindenburg Zeppelin Balloon disaster of 1937.
But by the end of the Cold War, the government realized that its whites-only rule would have to be scrapped, and so its leaders ordered the weapons destroyed and the production facilities dismantled, while holding onto the explosive fuel.
For training on clean up explosive fuel spills, courtesy of $5 million in training funds that will be provided by U.S.
This eliminates the release of gases when charging, removes explosive fuel sources underground and reduces mineworker exposure to diesel particulate matter--three key safety priorities for the mining industry.
Indian scientists discovered that 750 kilograms of highly inflammable and explosive fuel had leaked from the engine.
The West is concerned about this reactor because it can produce plutonium, which is another way to make explosive fuel for nuclear weapons.
3 "Intrinsically safe" lights are spark-suppressed for use in potentially volatile atmospheres, including a natural gas leak at home or explosive fuel fumes at an accident scene.
Mr Hayton said 18% of his service's budget had essentially been wiped out despite having potentially explosive fuel and chemical plants on his doorstep.
Power trip Carbon nanotubes coated with an explosive fuel get extremely hot but don't burn.
I asked him would any sane man sit in a capsule on top of hundreds of tons of rocket and explosive fuel?" He added that he asked himself the same question when he looked out of the window and saw the fireball outside the shuttle on re-entry.
For a start it will be fuelled by ammonium perchlorate, the same highly explosive fuel which Nasa's giant space shuttle uses.
It was badly damaged and the explosive fuel had been leaking out over the last 60 years," he said.
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