Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:52:13 -0400
Reply-To: dturner**At_Symbol_Here**SHORTER.EDU
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From: dturner**At_Symbol_Here**SHORTER.EDU
Subject: bomb calorimeter failure
We had the rubber seal fail in a bomb calorimeter today, resulting in
rapid release of gas, splashing a student with water and breaking a
mercury thermometer. No harm done, they got to see a mercury cleanup,
and they are glad they were wearing eye protection. However. Any
suggested protocols to keep this from happening again? Something about a
replacement schedule for seals maybe?


Dean Turner

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