A liquid storage tank rupture results in a fire containing an open 45 gallon (130 kg) tank containing animal fat. Using gross heat of combustion, estimate the time it would take to burn the remaining fuel without interruption if the tank is half filled and the fire is approximately 2.45 MW.
a. 1.2 seconds
b. 11 minutes
c. 18 minutes
d. 17.6 hours
Solution | Posted 08/06/19
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