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Don't risk it! Sparkfree freezers and refrigerators

You will find most refrigerators have a light, perhaps a fan and most definitely a thermostat. Each will produce a spark when they turn on - which is fine if you're using it to keep your dairy & veg - but in the presence of a flammable vapour....BANG! This could cause an explosion. This is why, if you are planning to store a substance which is at all flammable it is wise to invest in...

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Facts you need to know when handling liquid nitrogen

Before handling liquid nitrogen its important you understand the basic properties so you can take the necessary precautions to avoid a disaster!  PROPERTIES: 1) It is extremely cold: 77.3K = -196C = -320F at atmospheric pressure. This can cause severe frost bite. 2) On vaporization it expands by a factor of 700; one liter of liquid nitrogen becomes 24.6 cubic feet of nitrogen gas. ...
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