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Failure analysis of aerosol containers

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Abstract

This paper presents a continuation of an open public discussion about the failure analysis of a relatively simple mechanical device: the three-piece steel aerosol container. In the June 2003 issue of Practical Failure Analysis, M. Fox and R. Hastings published a paper on the failure of aerosol containers. In August 2004, R.C. Daehn and J.J. Blum published a paper in the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention that was critical of the Fox-Hastings article. The present manuscript addresses some of the criticisms of the June 2003 paper, using the methods of the August 2004 paper. Also discussed is the fact that not many things are manufactured perfectly 100% of the time and the observation that quality-assurance tests do not always represent failure mechanisms in the real world.

Keywords

acrosol burst container DOT double scam failure mechanisms quality assurance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Accdent Reconstruction Services, Inc.Tucson

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