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An exothermic reaction started in a steel reservoir located inside a convection oven which contained approximately 1.5 lbs of epoxy resin. This uncontrolled reaction created temperatures above 900 degrees F inside the reservoir and resulted in a large volume of odor and smoke being evolved. Two buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Researchers conducting the experiment did not have adequate experience/data with the particular resin in use to predict exothermic characteristics for the volume of resin remaining in the reservoir after infusion.
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