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Subject: [oletrucks] Aluminum Dust explosive danger
From: "brad kyle" <bradkyle@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 09:55:39 -0500
this is possible but not likely.....aluminum and iron oxide (rust...the 
scourge of old car/truck guys) when mixed in the right proportions does form 
thermite.  thermite is very difficult to ignite, usually it is ignited by a 
lit magnesium ribbon.  both magnesium and aluminum are class d combustibles 
(metals that burn).  the reason thermite burns so hot is that the chemical 
chain reaction causes the oxygen in the rust to come out and make the fire 
burn more intensely(which would also cause it to be able to burn under 
water).  remember if you are ever around a metal fire do NOT try to put it 
out with water(pretty light show that you do not want to be near).  the way 
to put it out is to smother it with DRY dirt or sand.

Brad Kyle
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