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  1. Steam Explosions…Spectacular Expansions, Spectacular Losses

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    I’ve heard some people say that the term steam explosion is a malaprop because explosions involve combustion.  However, if you look up the definition of explosion, you get this: “a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion or bursting out or forth.” (Thanks, Meriam-Webster!!)  If you’ve ever witnessed a steam explosion, you’ll agree that it is a MOST appropriate term!

    Steam explosions occur when water or other liquid undergoes a sudden phase change (more…)

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