pressure burst

pressure burst

[′presh·ər ‚bərst]
(mining engineering)
A rockburst produced under stresses exceeding the elastic strength of the rock.
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The pressure burst the pipes and the gas spurted out, collecting mainly near the ceiling because it is lighter than air," a resident said.
The explanation given of the cause of the explosion which caused two deaths at the factory of BKL Alloys Ltd, of Kings Norton, which was given at the inquest yesterday in Birmingham, was that the temperature of air inside the drum on which the man was resting his welding apparatus rose until the pressure burst the drum along its seam.
PicoSure adds tiny pressure bursts to break the pigment into smaller particles from the start.
Good opportunities are anticipated for water distribution in light of the increasing age of existing systems and frequent problems with infiltration, exfiltration and pressure bursts.
In carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness and smoke inhalation, the added oxygen returns the mix of blood gases to normal; whereas in an air or gas embolism the higher pressure bursts the bubble obstructing a blood vessel and normal blood flow is restored.