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A graduate student was setting up a piece of laboratory equipment that utilized compressed nitrogen. He followed all of the manufacturer's specifications and installed the regulator and tubing. The regulator was set at 200 psi. He left the building to retrieve a tool from another building and returned to find the building in alarm and the fire department on-site. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the tubing was not rated for the 200 psi pressure, hence the line ruptured. The lab worker stated that this specific tubing was specified and supplied by the manufacturer.
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