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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

Steam explosion

energy

An explosion caused by violent boiling or flashing of water or ice into steam, occurring when water or ice is either superheated, rapidly heated by fine hot debris produced within it, or heated by the interaction of molten metals (as in a fuel–coolant interaction of molten nuclear-reactor fuel rods with water in a nuclear reactor core following a core-meltdown).

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