Phreatic Explosions - Steam Culture

Steam Boilers and Volcanos, what do these have in common?

In this episode of Steam Culture, Brent does a kitchen experiment to demonstrate what happens during a Phreatic Explosion, which is a naturally occurring steam eruption. The same kind of eruption can occur when you throw water into a heated boiler.

Here are a few questions answered during this video:
1. What is a phreatic explosion?
2. What happens during this process?
3. How does this natural explosion effect a boiler?

Key Terms:
Steam Eruption
Steam Culture
Steam
Boiler
Magma
Rocks
Water
Steam release
Lava
Steam Boiler
Water facts
Geology

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