Monday, 27 August 2012

Flare burn

A few weeks ago, Tom escorted the company responsible for the disposal of flares to St Albans Head to burn off some that had been damaged and were not suitable to transport to far.

1st of all have a large metal container.

Fill container with said flares
Stand back a big distance, put special device in metal container and expect a loud bang and lots of coloured smoke? Tom said it was more of a pop, fizz and a bit of black smoke.  20 minutes later - all gone!
Flares are dangerous, don't attempt this at home.  The local collection point is the RNLI college (by appointment), it is illegal to dump flares in a public area or a Coastguard station.

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