That was the information provided to me by the professor.
The .pdf states the bomb was charged to "5 psi". My old 1950 bomb is charged to 25 atm. Is there a mistake or has the procedure changed?
From:"Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:40:46 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] A lesson learned about oxygen bomb calorimetry
I've posted my report of this incident athttp://ucih.ucdavis.edu/docs/ll_CalorimeterFailure.pdf for your reviewing pleasure. The listserv chokes on embedded images.
This was a very near miss and thankfully, no one was injured. If your chemistry/chemical engineering/materials science folks use this technique (and it's a pretty classic one), it would be good to follow up with them about routine maintenance on the bomb vessel. Don't forget undergraduate teaching, where it's taught in p-chem lab.
Ya'll be safe out there,
Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95616
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