It sucks when you are forgetful. You misplace your car keys; you forget to put out the garbage, maybe even a birthday or an anniversary.
When you forget to properly vent a sealed storage tank before emptying it hot gas/air in the sealed container is left to cool. The air pressure difference inside is so great that the structure is compromised.
That can lead to catastrophic implosion like what happened to this tanker and that sucks, literally. Once that happens you can just tow what’s left to the scrap yard.
Big Rig Towing sees more than its fair share of these types of accidents. Luckily no one was injured during this one.
So if you’re not planning on creating your own version of the Oscar Meyer Weiner car, stay alert and don’t forget to vent.
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