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China oil - sulfur explosion, Dalian, 2010
« on: July 25, 2010, 08:24:26 AM »
I am curious as to why desulfurizer would cause such an explosion.

I appears from this news clip, that desulfurizer was injected into an empty pipe, since the ship had already uploaded the oil.

any clarifications would be appreciated.


"The explosion was caused when workers continued to inject desulfurizer into the pipeline after a tanker had finished unloading oil, according to a statement posted Friday on the website of the State Administration of Work Safety. A desulfurizer is a chemical substance used to remove high sulfur content from crude oil."

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