A commercial van, owned by an industrial refrigeration system maintenance company, was parked in a lot just in front of the entrance of a supermarket in Stradella, near Pavia (Italy). Suddenly there was an enormous bang ... one of the acetylene cylinders in the cargo area of the van exploded, destroying the vehicle, injuring (thankfully not seriously) 7 people who were in the vicinity and damaging other vehicles and structures that were up to ten meters away from the explosion.
The upfit of the vehicle, done by Syncro System, held up considerably well, and due to the limited damage to the modules, the major part of the materials remained in the units, avoiding what could have been terrible consequences for passers-by.
The necessary question that comes up after this accident is … could it have been avoided?
“Definitely, yes” say the experts at Syncro System. If the van had been refitted, installing an adequate ventilation and aeration system, the explosion would have been avoided. Especially in a case like this, when potentially explosive or other hazardous materials are being transported, it is essential that you follow the advice of the technicians of the Syncro System group. Any transport of these kinds of materials requires the installation of vents and ventilation ducts, or the new motorized fan vent, which both ensure the continuous circulation of fresh air.