Coal Silo Explosion - South Korea

October 02, 2014

Asia-Pacific, Forensic Engineering & Failure Analysis, Civil/Structural

Assignment

Envista Forensics engineers were hired to determine if the collapse of a coal silo was the result of an explosion or other factors.

Activities

Through Envista's investigation, our engineers determined the key components required for a dust explosion to occur were not present at the time of this incident.

Outcome

Following this investigation, Envista engineers determined that the wall of the coal silo buckled due to the concrete mixture not being properly controlled, causing the reinforcing steel used in this structure to separate from the plane in the wall.



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