When the vacuum safety valves are removed on this tank car a violent implosion occurs
No matter how something might appear on the outside, there’s no telling what ...
No matter how something might appear on the outside, there’s no telling what can happen when just the right science is applied to the situation.
This time, we check out a tank car that has the vacuum safety valves disabled or removed which allows for quite the strong vacuum inside of them. While they might appear to be a strong metal construction, there’s no telling what could happen.
We watch as the cars are exposed to the vacuum and before we know it, damage starts to be done in quite a violent and abrupt nature, destroying the tanks from the inside!
Watching the demonstration below might just leave you with a couple of questions. These once strong tanks are literally crushed like tin cans under a steel-toed boot at the snap of a finger!