Severity
Incident
Leak
Yes
Ignition
No

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.

Incident Date
Dec 31, 1969
Setting
Damage and Injuries
Probable Cause
Contributing Factors
When Incident Discovered
Lessons Learned

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