Had it separated in the other direction, it would have hit right behind the TACCO station, possibly causing an explosive decompression.
What does ED stand for?
ED stands for Explosive Decompression (rapid expansion of gas in elastomeric seals)
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We have 47 other meanings of ED in our Acronym Attic
- Executive Director
- Exempt From Duty
- Exhaust Damper
- Exit Distance (US DoD)
- Exotic Dancing/Dancer
- Expedited Data
- Experiences and Directions (OWL workshop)
- Experiment Driver
- Exploitation and Development
- Exploratory Development
Samples in periodicals archive:
Atlas is also said to have high resistance to explosive decompression.
When a large volume of turbulent air is ejected through the air cap, it combines with the coating material in an explosive decompression that carries atomized material in all directions.
Resistance to explosive decompression Rubber articles used in the oil industry are also exposed to extremely high pressures.
If it's an explosive decompression there's a big bang, and lots of white mist as the air inside disappears.
And that would result in an explosive decompression.