Compressed Gas/Vapor Explosion

Failure of containment under internal gas pressure associated with a bang. This will be caused by surpassing the actual strength limit as a result of continual compression, by fatigue resulting from repeatedly depressurizing and pressurizing activities, by wall thinning due to corrsoion, erosion or chemical attack, or by a gas explosion inside. The explosion appears as a rupture of the containment and a blast sometimes with generation of fragments.

Science/Flammability/Explosions/Physical Explosion