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Event tree for the failure of a buried crude oil pipeline

I am carrying out a quantitative risk assessment for crude oil pipeline I don't have a feel for the values of the data describing the pipeline system below(fluid properties, operating conditions, and ...
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Need help for Fire Detection System design

As a Building Services Engineering student, my current project involves the design of fire detection system of a newly-installed at-home EV charging system. The EV chargers are installed in the ...
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Quantitative Risk Assessment Of Onshore Crude Oil Pipelines

I am currently working on a project that requires a quantitative risk assessment of a potential release (analysis of frequency and consequences) onshore pipelines transporting crude oil (underground). ...
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How to Calculate Maximum Safe Load for M6 Thread in .118in Steel

I am working on a project designing a pendent speaker. The speaker will be housed in a steel ball and suspended from the ceiling using an M6 eyebolt component. The overall weight to be suspended will ...
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How much can you modify a car without affecting safety systems? (Airbags, Crumple zones)

I have a silly little idea for a car involving moving the engine to the back (FF or FR, into a RR). I know it sounds silly, but silly ideas are just how I seem to run. I simply don't see the fun in ...
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Connecting Busbars Safely

I would like to design a 500-700V battery system such that I can laser weld a subset/module (i.e. a building block of ~12 cells each) with an open terminal on each end. This way, I can jump the ...
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Do I need a pressure relief/safety valve if my pump can't exceed the rated system pressure?

I am designing a resin dosing & mixing room for a production plant. This will use pneumatic diaphragm pumps to pump the resin & additives, flow meters to measure the dose, and pneumatic ball ...
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Lead Cladding on Telephony (landline) copper cables. Any other early industrializers with this problem?

A recent environmental hazard has just been uncovered this past week by the Wall Street Journal: "America Is Wrapped in Miles of Toxic Lead Cables" https://www.wsj.com/articles/lead-cables-...
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How to support the columns of a second level of an hypaethral building with reduction in space by height?

In this multi-leveled hypaethral building model there is a problem that the columns of the second floor aren't directly situated on the columns of the first floor. How to support the columns of the ...
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Bending stress and permissible bending stress

I have a task to choose a material and gear module for a double step up gearbox with equal ratios The first pinion has a max bending stress of 296 MPa and the gear has 239 MPa. The permissible being ...
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What properties are required for a safety window on a 10w laser enclosure?

What properties are required for a safety window on a laser engraver enclosure with a 10w diode based cutting head? 405nm wavelength
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Is a powder fire extinguisher not good for CRT TVs?

I'm about to buy a standard 6-litre powder fire extinguisher. However, in the description, they all say: Suitable for [blablabla...] and for electronic devices up to 1000 V. Up to 1000 Volts? But ...
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What standards or industry guidance define a top temperature for human contact to surfaces?

I'm looking for guidance to define how hot is too hot when related to human safety. I have heard of a general limit from OSAH of 60 °C (140 °F) being ok for contact up to 5 sec. Are there better ...
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Should I be worried about the "electron shower" I receive whenever I turn on my 1989 CRT TV?

If I stand in front of it when I press the "small power button" (the one which actually turns on the screen, as opposed to the big switch just giving the entire unit power), my big 1989 TV ...
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How realistic is the "death by CRT monitor" scene from Final Destination?

First of all, I realize that not only is this a fictional scene in a movie, but a movie (series) particularly infamous for its ridiculous, over-the-top death scenes. Yet, I have heard of basically ...
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Is it really sane to drop buckets of water into a (CRT) TV on fire after unplugging it?

Today, I read this absurd (to me) claim on what to do if your TV catches fire: Collect water and fill the unplugged TV. You can fill in only from the side. This is a necessary security measure. The ...
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Are these 33 year old cables inside a CRT TV dangerous/dying?

Today I finally opened up and dedusted my 33 year old TV, fearing both a fire hazard with decades of dust bunnies piled up in there (or so I imagined) and all sorts of possible non-lethal issues ...
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Can a nuclear reactor withstand a missile attack?

Because of the war in Ukraine I am interested in the question if a nuclear reactor is designed to withstand a missile attack. In university, back in the eighties, we were assured that a nuclear ...
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Red Laser Safety Filters?

First of all, apologies if this is the wrong SE site. Last year I bought a k40 laser cutter and it came with a square orange/red acrylic safety filter, which is meant to be used for looking through ...
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Is it somehow dangerous to spray compressed air into a CRT TV? [duplicate]

I am planning to unscrew the plastic chassis of my big old CRT TV, after having it unplugged for 24 hours, and then spray compressed air all over the internals to remove all the heavy layers of dust ...
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Why am I getting such conflicting safety advice regarding opening up and dedusting/servicing my CRT TV?

I have asked questions on Stack Exchange. I have watched many videos on YouTube. I have asked professional TV repairmen. I get wildly different advice on the safety of opening my 1989 28" CRT TV. ...
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Could large electromagnets be used to stop active shooters? [closed]

I was thinking that a powerful set of electromagnets in high risk doorways could be used to stop active shooters. By placing them in doorways. The magnet size could be mitigated. Also, they could be ...
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Is it dangerous for a child (or anyone) to bang away with a hammer and unscrew an old clothes washing machine?

In the mid-1990s at the latest, possibly something like 1992-1993, our family's clothes washing machine, presumably from sometime in the 1980s, broke down. My dad brought it out on the driveway ...
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How dangerous is it for me and the TV to open up my CRT TV to dedust it with compressed air?

I've heard many times warnings about opening up CRT TVs on your own, because they contain scary old capacitors full of scary electricity, ready to zap your heart from you just looking at them. But I ...
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How to protect users from shock hazards from electric vehicle high voltage system?

I am in the design phase of an electric vehicle. I have realised that at one point, we will need to implement protective measures to safeguard the users from shock hazards of the high voltage system. ...
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Historic tragedy: is this a drive belt accident?

My cousin turned up a chilling report of the death of one of our relatives in the Cyfarthfa steelworks in 1905. I'm trying to form a picture of just what happened. Sorry, I only have an image of this ...
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Why were handcuffs ever made with a chain between them?

I've noticed that modern handcuffs are always attached directly to each other, without any "chain" of any length in between. I guess I can understand why that make them safer and more robust....
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Why do I not get zapped when I hold my fingers on each end of an AA battery, like 3R12 ones?

When I was a kid, I got an 3R12 (or are they called R12?) battery. I don't know why, but I tried to put my tongue so that it touched both of the little metal things, which made it tingle. It felt ...
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Why are train brakes so complicated?

The concept is simple enough: no pressure in the train line has the brakes locked, full pressure is loose, and partial pressure drags accordingly. So if pressure is lost for any reason, the train ...
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Why do pneumatic valves need both a Safety Relay and an Air Dump to be safe?

If air dumps safely release pneumatic pressure from an industrial machine when an E-Stop is pressed, why is it also standard practice to cut electrical control power from the valves with a safety ...
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Is there any way to quantify the rate at which pressure is relieved in a reactor?

If a pressure relief valve is open, is it somehow possible to quantify the rate at which the pressure in the reactor will decrease?
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What is the purpose of these "safety" ledges on this Asian skyscraper?

While watching a video of a crazy person jumping around on buildings in some Asian country in a death-defying manner, I noticed these odd "safety" ledges outside, with nothing preventing you ...
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Lightning strike and metal structures in garden

I am worried about metal posts (support structures for plants) placed in garden and danger from lighting strikes. Posts are 3 meter long rebars and they are about 1,5 m driven into ground. Around ...
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Disposition of the generators on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia

Recently I have been reading about the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, unfortunately what I read is not online, so I have no links, but it raised a lot of questions. A rock hit by the ship tore a 50-...
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How to approach potential hazards that may result from user misuse, in a product design phase? [closed]

I am researching guidelines and considerations with respect to user safety when designing commercially sold products that contain user-operated machinery and moving parts (I.e. motors, pulleys, ...
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Why would an oxygen concentrator warrant an "Oxygen in Use" warning for firefighters?

I needed to use a medical oxygen concentrator for a short period, and I found it strange that it came with a warning label I was supposed to put in the window so firefighters would know it was there. ...
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Does electricity go through non-metal materials or not?

Ever since I was a little boy, I've always had this idea that electricity can only go through metal materials. For example, if I put a 100% metal screwdriver into the socket in the wall, I'm going to ...
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Safely Measuring Voltage from Solar Panels in an Experimental Research Field

I'm installing solar panels (not connected to the grid) in units out in a field for research we're doing that looks like this (this is an outdated image, but I can't find the updated one unfortunately)...
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Should we split a building containing a factory and a storage according to (NFPA 13) code?

I asking for a building that contains a desalination plant and a storage of water bottles (in carton boxes). Should we split the factory and the storage or not (according to NFPA 13)? And which ...
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What is this locking pin for a hinge called?

The following is a picture of a locking pin for a tubular hinge which specifies Maritime use. I assume it has something to do with railings but I'm thinking of fabricating my own similar hinges. "...
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Need advice on how to detect an object in the way of a closing door

I have a system design with a 149oz-in stepper motor for opening/closing a drawer style door. My cross sectional dimensions of the door opening are 20" width by 15" height. The motor ...
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Gas kitchen stove in skyscrapers

I have watched a property tour around an apartment in the Steinway Tower (NY) on YouTube and I noticed one detail that bugs me, namely gas stoves. In Poland it is very uncommon for new blocks of flats ...
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How to manage two control loops as safety when BPCS is shared?

I am trying to wrap my head around some excerpts from: CCPS Layer of Protection Analysis CCPS Guidelines for Independent Protection Layers and Initiating Events IEC 61511 I am trying to understand ...
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How is fire risk reduced in dense contemporary timber neighbourhoods?

In the Middle Ages most buildings were made from timber. After large fires timber was restricted or outlawed altogether and brick and stone became the preferred building materials, e.g. in London ...
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Can I safely cook on High temperature paint?

Like a million others, I have a set of enameled cookware that has seen enough use that the enamel has boiled, burned, or chipped off down to the cast iron substrate. Surprisingly, the outer painted ...
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Swing safety: maximum load of beam (supported at one end, free with load on the other)

My husband and his dad built a fort for our two boys. Coming off of one side of the fort is a 4x6 wooden beam with a tire swing attached at the end. It is supported on one side by the fort, but not ...
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H2 Sensor in N2 environment

We develop a test station where we might have H2 leakage. To prevent explosion we are considering intertisation using N2 gas (primary explosion protection). However we also want to detect leakage ...
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Is surgical and medical mask based on static electricity?

Is surgical and medical mask based on static electricity? By static electricity I mean like 3M N95 mask with at least two different layers of positive and negative static electrical layer. I googled ...
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Standards for safety car seatbelts locking condition

Is there an (international) standard which determines the condition when a car seat belt locks? Which standard is it? Does the standard determines a speed in m/s of the belt, such that it locks if ...
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What is the test procedures for a flame arrester?

A flame arrester is basically a heat exchanger in front of the tubulure. It conducts the heat of flame to some other place (to the liquid and/or the container especially if the container is built from ...
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