How flame jetting can create massive fireballs Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at how the process of flame jetting can shoot out giant fireballs.
The phenomenon is extremely dangerous and has at times given humans severe burns and even fatal wounds, so it’s very important NOT to try it at home.
This clip explains how the flame is able to jump so far, why the liquid doesn’t just burn normally, and how we can prevent flame jetting from happening accidentally. lent energy of the explosion. Maximum flame speed attained is a function of confinement, obstacle density, fuel reactivity, and ignition intensity.
If ignition occurs as the flammable material is escaping, a large fire, jet flame, or fireball might occur, but a VCE is unlikely. Ignition of the flammable vapor cloud must be delayed until a cloud of sufficient size has formed. If ignition occurs as the flammable material is escaping, a large fire, jet flame, or fireball might occur, but a VCE is unlikely.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: American Chemical Society