Correct me if I'm wrong... But I'm 99% sure that Diesel isn't flammable. It only explodes when compressed.
I was gaining access to a semi's battery with a JL16 (hydraulic cutting & spreading combi tool) to isolate the electrics due to the diesel tank being ruptured after a head on collision with another semi.
The side of the semi was pretty mangled and the battery was basically earthing out, and when i was spreading the side steps away it earthed the spreaders out and sent a shower of sparks over the spilt diesel and tank.
Even though it's near impossible to combust like that, it still made the ol heart miss a few beats.
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2003 22:24:07 GMT -5 by T. Wedd
Post by DevourThePain on Jul 31, 2003 2:30:46 GMT -5
The only time ive ever heard of vaseline being used as a retardant was in flash powder type rocket propellants. The vasoline was used as a binder, retardant so that the rockets wouldnt explode. they did half the time anyways though. Ive never heard of gasoline being used as a retardant in anything though. as we all know gasoline is used mainly for the purpose of being a fuel.
Id also like to say again that diesel IS flmmable. its not explosive unless its compressd but its still almost as flammable as gasoline when its in the open.
Post by Way2Drunk2Walk on Oct 4, 2003 21:20:33 GMT -5
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure. Vaseline says petrollium jelly on the front, but read the back. It says petrolatum jelly.
In case I forget:
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