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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Must See Video: Natural Gas Fueled Bus Fire / Netherlands

Wassenaar, The Netherlands - A Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) fueled bus caught fire.
As the the passengers saw smoke and flames at the rear of the bus, alerted the driver and they evacuated the bus safely.
 The flames developed rapidly extinguish attempts by the driver and passengers were to no avail; arrival of the first fire engines, the fire already enveloped entire bus.
 On the roof of these buses lie a number of large CNG cylinders. These are all fitted with relief valves that discharge when the pressure rises too high. In this case what happened. The effluent gas was ignited, causing huge tongues of flame arose. When the bottles were empty, there the danger passed and firefighters could finally extinguish the vehicle fire.


Video: Rene Hendriks
Photos: @ WijkagVrijenban, RenĂ© Hendriks and Vreugdenhil Storage
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Video: Tim King
Video: Rene HendriksPhotos: @ WijkagVrijenban, René Hendriks and Vreugdenhil Storage



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