2BLEVE Videos

At Burning Man 2006, Nate Smith created an art piece called 2BLEVE. BLEVE is short for “boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion”. It was an astonishing 15 seconds. I saw it from about 1/4′ mile away.

Here’s an excerpt of an email from my friend David pointing to pictures and videos related to it.

2BLEVE. BLEVE is an acronym for “boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion”.
See wikipedia. Also see the BLEVE account in the 1973 section of this.
some interesting quotes: “…two acre fireball…” and “…one thousand feet in diameter…”.

Below are some links that Nate found of the stuff we worked on.

Nightshade’s photos

http://www.theblight.net/gallery/
http://www.theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6256.html

http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/people/slides/PICT6208.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/people/slides/PICT6209.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/people/slides/PICT6242.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/people/slides/PICT6245.html

boom
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6256.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6257.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6258.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6259.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6260.html
http://theblight.net/gallery/bm/06/art/slides/PICT6537.html

Best still sequence yet.
http://homepage.mac.com/red0x/bm06/

2BLEVE video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9vYE7B1_PU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm5VB7JaJWA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdKYGMaHNqY

really good video.
http://www.fearlesspookie.com/videos/2BLEVE.avi

Fire vortex video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rX4dESXWmQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaX_Hm5Dl5E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtDqRX4duvE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txq-tHOMxAM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkVExGq9U-8

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