Tank Implosion in Canada

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We take atmospheric pressure for granted. It is unbelievable just how powerful a force it can generate over a large enough area. A recent incident in Canada led to a tank implosion when the tank flare line was plugged due to contamination. The following pdf describes the incident:  Tank Implosion. The YouTube clip below also demonstrates the awesome force that atmospheric pressure can exert.