Sulfur Deprivation Test - Vessel Failure

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A sulfur deprivation test was conducted in a sealed 250 ml vessel. More hydrogen was generated in this process than was anticipated, and the vessel cracked.

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  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Glassware
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Now, when conducting a sulfur deprivation test, vessels are ventilated to prevent over pressurization and safely facilitate the release of excess hydrogen.

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