posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 08:52 AM
Like I stated in your other thread, it was the ignition of the ammonium nitrate fire with the surrounding materials, be it fumes in the air, or
exposure to other chemical elements, or organic elements used in the facility.
the MSDS, as follows.
Flammability of the Product:
May be combustible at high temperature.
CLOSED CUP: Higher than 93.3°C (200°F).
Products of Combustion:
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat, of combustible materials, of organic materials. Non-flammable in
presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of explosion of the product in
presence of static discharge: Not available. Slightly explosive in presence of heat, of combustible materials, of organic
materials, of metals.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
Oxidizing material. Do not use water jet. Use flooding quantities of water. Avoid contact with organic materials.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:
Caution: Strong Oxidizer. Contact with material may cause a fire. Contact with combustible or organic materials may cause
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:
It is an oxidizing agent and can self-ignite/detonate when in contact with powdered metals and some organic materials such as
Urea and Acetic Acid.
No conspiracy, just poor fire containment methods, which ended tragically. Again, read all MSDS with chemicals, even if it's a common fertilizer from
home depot or lowes, not everything works the same, and if you don't follow the instructions on the MSDS you will do serious harm, or die.