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  • CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

    I have been told that there was a explsion at the Corona station involving a RTA bus and van with six injuries. Can any one confirm this or give more details?

  • #2
    Re: Possable explsion at Corona

    Below is the article:

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...cal&id=6268451

    Hope everyone is okay.
    Jared.
    Mountain Green, Utah
    2003 CNG Cavalier
    2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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    • #3
      Re: Possable explsion at Corona

      WOW... Not good. 6 injured, one sounds pretty serious.

      I fill there pretty often. I have trouble believing it has anything to do with the station. I would suspect one of the vehicles had a major defect.

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      • #4
        CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

        Anyone have any details about this?

        http://cbs2.com/local/Corona.Bus.Exp....2.772823.html

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        • #5
          Re: Possable explsion at Corona

          Here's the Channel 2 story. Not much info.

          http://cbs2.com/local/Corona.Bus.Exp....2.772823.html
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          01 GX
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          06 GX
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          • #6
            Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

            Looks to me like the Van's tank exploded. I wonder if the tank was damages and finally let go.

            If there was anyone in either the van or bus but the drivers need to be kicked in the a$$ if there was. I know that CNG is safe but I don't leave my dog in my Civic when I'm refueling.
            John

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            • #7
              Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

              I filled up next to a RTA bus last night in Hemet, like I have done many times before (and got 3,600psi from the 3,000 pump) kind of scares me a bit. The bus drivers usually sit inside the bus when they are fueling, unless I am yakking with them. The tanks are on the top of the bus, it makes me wonder how they got their legs burnt. The article says the bus exploded, but John is probably right, it sounds like it was the van's tank(s) exploded, if it was the bus tanks, the roof would have damage.
              Last edited by jetboatjohnny; 07-16-2008, 04:40 PM.
              BLUE 09 GX

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              • #8
                Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                looks like the can exploded, there is a water trail from it and the one of the back windows was blown out. Appears the bus has the roof mounted tanks you can tell by the hump on the roof and it appears it was all intact
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                • #9
                  Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                  I sure hope we get some "REAL" information in the the actual cause of the explosion. The van looks "somewhat" like an older model dodge perhaps in the early 90's. If the tank had been installed it say around 1992 it would have been expired last year...if it was still being used that would make it only a year past expiration....not TOO far.

                  It sure worries me about having such an high pressured cylinder in the vehicle...especially if you are transporting kids.

                  I often thought of bolting in a secure steel plate behind the passanger seat of my cavalier to protect the tank from exploding inward into the passanger area.

                  I suppose it's not such a bad idea to stand clear of the "tank" area when filling your vehicle, or stand clear of anyone elses tank area as well....


                  Lets hope we get some more info on this situation SOON!
                  Last edited by krnorth; 07-16-2008, 05:49 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Looks like it was the Van that blew

                    Good up close photo here (scroll down a bit):
                    http://www.beloblog.com/Pe_Blogs/news/digest/

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                    • #11
                      Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                      Let's hope that this doesn't discourage municipal filling stations and utilities from allowing private use of their facilities.

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                      • #12
                        Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                        Thanks John,
                        You can see in the photo the bus is still connected to the fuel hose. It will be interesting tonight if I see any of the drivers and what they have to say.
                        Last edited by jetboatjohnny; 07-16-2008, 06:29 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                          I tried to drive by. But, as of 5:00 the road is still completely closed to traffic.
                          Last edited by Larryect; 07-16-2008, 06:49 PM. Reason: spelling

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                          • #14
                            Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                            Looks like a type 4 tank.

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                            • #15
                              Re: CNG Fueling Station Explosion in Corona, CA Today 7/16/2008

                              bottom line no fire. maybe a scatter shield from a drag tranny might be a useful idea.

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