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Old 5th May 2017, 02:43   #23416
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Water tankers are not only dependent on Centre of Gravity, but also on Fluid Dynamics. The ballast tanks inside the shell actually have flow control doors or perforated walls which reduce the slosh. Thereby minimizing the instability due to turns. Perfect examples are Fire Engines which can do amazing turns and sharp moves yet retain straight line and can stop in few meters length without swinging off the path.
This is useful information. I thought those liquids were usually splashing about when turning! So they too have their own seat Belts!

I'm guessing oil and gas VLCC Panamax tankers too have an equivalent system. I think however that the fire trucks (in addition) have a much lower centre of gravity than your common bunk suppliers.

Plus diesel does not ignite easily. It burns when lit for sure. A match won't light it. During holi we put in some lighter fluid for the trigger.

But a diesel spill (in general) is a degree or two less combustible than petrol.
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Plus diesel does not ignite easily. It burns when lit for sure. A match won't light it. During holi we put in some lighter fluid for the trigger.

But a diesel spill (in general) is a degree or two less combustible than petrol.
Both petrol and diesel have lower values of auto ignition temperature compared to alternate fuels like LPG or CNG. Any fuel burns when lit. That implies that the chances of petrol and diesel catching fire without being lit are more compared to LPG or CNG. Consider a situation wherein a truck rams into the diesel tank of another truck or bus. The chances of both the vehicles being gutted are more due to lower auto ignition temperature of diesel.
In the case of LPG or CNG tanks for a similar situation, CNG being lighter than air will disperse into the atmosphere. But LPG is denser than air. If the amount of LPG is between 2%-10% by volume, chances of LPG catching fire due to heat source is more. Outside this range the LPG mixture will either be too lean or too rich to ignite.
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This is useful information. I thought those liquids were usually splashing about when turning! So they too have their own seat Belts!
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But a diesel spill (in general) is a degree or two less combustible than petrol.
Might be going a bit off topic, but ... Baffles are needed to negate the free surface effect - see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_surface_effect

In the 1980's, a ferry sank as a result of this.

Also, a diesel spill on the road is not dangerous due to the danger of fire, but diesel degrades tarmac road surface very badly, leading to issues for other vehicles after the accident vehicles are moved away. You see, diesel is a pretty good solvent for tar!!
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8 die in freak accident near Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.
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Hopefully our next generation will make seat belts a habit rather than think of it as a nuisance.
That can only happen when either the Government by legislation or automobile companies by default make a system wherein the car would start only after buckling up.
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According to the police who spoke to the media, the protruding logs didnt have reflectors either. RIP those unfortunate souls.
May they RIP.

However, even if you leave out the protruding logs which caused the deadly injuries (and led to the fatalities), the Innova was obviously at speeds much too high for the road and visibility conditions.
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Driver of a TamilNadu State Transport Corporation owned bus plying on Dindigul-Madurai route lost control and rammed into a stationary lorry. This accident happened near Dindigul when it was travelling to Madurai. Local channels report that 6 persons lost their life and some are in critical condition in hospitals.

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I don't know this actress (Rekha Sindhu), but it seems she was popular on TV.

http://www.firstpost.com/entertainme...s-3425336.html

Edit: Apparently Pernambut is between Gudiyattam and Venkatagirikota.

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CCTV footage of a school bus blasting through a bunch of pedestrians in Visakhapatnam, killing 1 and injuring 9 others.

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I don't know this actress (Rekha Sindhu), but it seems she was popular on TV.

http://www.firstpost.com/entertainme...s-3425336.html

Edit: Apparently Pernambut is between Gudiyattam and Venkatagirikota.
The link says Chennai-Bangalore highway but apparently Pernambut does not come in the highway path. I guess the driver took the interior roads
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The link says Chennai-Bangalore highway but apparently Pernambut does not come in the highway path. I guess the driver took the interior roads
Says she lives in Banaswadi, so I imagine they were taking Gudiyattam-Hoskote route to connect from NH 46 to NH 4.

Though like always, it is utter confusion among media sites whether she was on her way to Chennai or returning, the number of people in the vehicle, whether it hit another vehicle or a road structure, the time of the incident etc.
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Both the accidents happened near Katni, MP. The biker seems to be completely unheeded while crossing a NH. Unfortunately he succumbed to his mistake.

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8 die in freak accident near Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.
What was the 'freak' bit in the accident?
I guess it was the 8 people stuffed in the car., if at all , all the dead were from the car.
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A friend of mine has acquired an extra buckle clip (without the belt) that he keeps clipped in all the time to silence the seat belt alarm. Apparently his cotton work clothes get crimpled because of the seat belts. He had a big speech about risk and risk mitigation. And how he mitigates risk by wearing seatbelts only while on national highways. When we met for coffee, people were calling him a genius, and I had to bite my tongue.
Hopefully our next generation will make seat belts a habit rather than think of it as a nuisance.
There is no point in making grown-ups see sense. Chances are their minds are already made up and they are not receptive to new ideas. Reverse psychology can sometimes work though.

Compliment him on his smartness and wish him luck, coz he really needs it.
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P.S.: With water scarcity (due to lack of rains for many months), it is common now to see folks pumping/transporting water from the river.
Similar solution, hope it won't end up like the one you posted.
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On a different note.
Yup, we are providing 500 liters daily from our well.
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