What Could Go Wrong?
28 Sep 2017

What Could Go Wrong?

The Mythbusters team investigated the possible effects of pressure vessel explosions by deliberately taking water heating vessels over pressure. These vessels are similar to the ones found in .commercial espresso machines. This is very much a ‘worst-case scenario’, but highlights the force contained within what’s otherwise a seemingly innocuous coffee machine. The importance of regular pressure vessel inspections (not to be confused with a standard service) and the potential for what could go wrong should never be overlooked or underestimated.

The experiments conducted by the Mythbusters team can be viewed here and here

 

 

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