21 August 1995 00:00 [Source: ICB]
A STEEL CAP burst from the top of a condensing tower and fell onto the roof of the main plant building in an explosion in Albright & Wilson's phosphoric acid unit at Oldbury in the UK last week. No-one was hurt
The company said the explosion was caused by over-pressurisation within the tower, used to condense phosphorus pentoxide formed by phosphorus burning in air in a reactor at the bottom. Enquiries were focusing on the reactor's oil cooling system.
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