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Posted 11/19/2012 09:49 (#2705713 - in reply to #2705664)
Subject: Re: If it rained, what would happen?

Faunsdale, AL
Yes, any moisture binds with the ammonia instantly. As the ammonia or ammonia and water solution hits the soil, it binds with clay particles almost instantly. If a heavy rain, that field would have a heavy dose of N!

Excess flow preventer didn't click off. Ours tend to click off when you don't want them to!

Had a tank tongue come off the tank when a kingpin failed and snatched the valve apart. Excess flow preventer clicked in and stopped the bulk flow, only a pinhole that is drilled to allow the pressure to equalize across the disk when you shut off the valve. It only had a few hundred pounds in it thankfully, there was nothing to be done with it, no valve to close. I could walk up to it and touch the remains of the valve without a mask and never smell the ammonia. It drifted downhill into some woods. Was really inconveninet, had just enough on hand to finish the crop and had to go round up a few acres worth of dry!

That situation in the video is the same, no chance of doing anything about that one! Just call it in and warn everyone down wind.

Edited by ccjersey 11/19/2012 09:51
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