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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Pressurising. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Pressurising so important!

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Top 10 Pressurising facts that will blow your mind.

  1. About saturation diving. Divers working on deep-sea infrastructure such as oil pipelines live in a pressurised chamber for a month, taken between the chamber and their worksite by a pressurised diving bell. That way, they only need to be decompressed once, at the end of each 28-day job.

  2. "Greek fire" was an effective incendiary weapon used by the Romans, which could not be put out by water. It was often used in naval battles, where it was fired via pressurised nozzles. The secrets of its production were closely guarded, and its composition remains unknown today.

  3. Above 19,200m (63,100ft) above sea level, the body hits the Armstrong limit. At this point you'll suffocate to death no matter how much air you inhale because the liquid wetting your lungs to let you breathe will boil away at body temperature, and is a major reason for pressurised suits.

  4. If a submarine is downed and there is no submarine rescue vehicle nearby, the crew put on special pressurised suits which float them to the top and act as a one man life raft.

  5. The safe operating altitude for a hard drive is usually 3000 meters (~10,000 feet) above which specially sealed and pressurised disks should be used. Above 12,000 meters (~40,000 feet) a normal desktop hard drive will completely fail to operate.

  6. Some WW2 steam powered battleships were "turbo charged" by pressurising the boiler rooms and everyone working in them [Chris Barrie's Massive Engines]

  7. The London clay north of the Thames is an ideal medium for tunnels, almost waterproof (no seepage) and pressurised with long stand-up time, which is why the London Underground tube network expanded north of the River Thames and not south (where tube level is water-bearing sand and gravel)

  8. There is a nuclear reactor type that produces less waste, can't melt-down and uses more viable fuel than a traditional Pressurised Water Reactor

  9. Humans may be able to survive up to 3 minutes in space without a pressurised suit.

  10. Heat pipes aren't just lumps of metal but sophisticated devices (pressurised, fluid filled) developed by NASA and Los Alamos.

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Some WW2 coal fired battleships were "turbo charged" by pressurising the entire boiler room and everyone in it [Chris Barrie's Massive Engines]

Some WW2 steam powered battleships were "turbo charged" by pressurising the boiler rooms boiler room and everyone in them [Chris Barrie's Massive Engines]

"Greek fire" was an effective incendiary weapon used by the Romans, which could not be put out by water. It was often used in naval battles, where it was fire using pressurised nozzles. The secrets of its production were closely guarded, and its composition remains unknown today.

The Fisher Pen Co. patented a sealed, pressurised ink cartridge for the anti-gravity pen in 1966. The "thixotropic” ink is close to a solid before being stirred & as it's stirred by the ball going through the point, it becomes very thin which allows it to flow in the gravity-free vacuum of space

A woman died in a freak explosion when the horse she was treating in an oxygen tank kicked a nearby wall, causing a spark from it's shoe to ignite and rupture the pressurised room

An underwater firearm is a firearm designed for use underwater. They are in the arms inventories of many nations. A common feature of underwater firearms or needleguns is that they fire flechettes or spear-like bolts instead of standard bullets. These may be fired by pressurised gas.

Helios Airways flight 522. A loss of cabin pressurisation incapacitated the crew, leaving the aircraft flying on autopilot - a flight attendant with flying experience used an oxygen tank to stay conscious and tried to pilot the plane

The pressurised gases in diving bells make their inhabitants talk in a hilarious Donald Duck-style voice

A 737 flew for nearly 3 hours without any contact with the ground before running out of fuel and crashing into the mountains outside of Athens, all because the pilot failed to flick a switch that allows the cabin to pressurise properly.