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RE: Factivism: Steel Not Seen As Factor in WTC Collapse

Here’s the meat and potatoes:

“If we assume that the entire quantity of jet fuel from the aircraft was injected into just one floor of the World Trade Center, that the jet fuel burnt with the perfect efficency, that no hot gases left this floor and that no heat escaped this floor by conduction.

We have found that it is impossible the jet fuel, by itself, raised the temperature of this floor beyond 280° C (536° F).

Listen closely: there were other things burning in addition to the jet fuel. M’kay? The jet fuel didn’t burn and then just leave the building pristine. When jet fuel burns, other stuff catches fire. That other stuff burns at higher tempratures. That is why the jet fuel was the accelerant, and the building was the fuel.


  1. Yossarian says:

    Just what exactly are you thinking was stored on those floors of the WTC that would have had a higher burn temperature than jet fuel? I’m curious. Regardless, the story was in essence how the media has failed to represent the facts.

  2. Phelps says:

    Maybe we are talking about a basic misunderstanding of physics. Temprature is not something that rises and then stops at the ignition point of the fuel. The heat released by the fuel is absorbed by other material, and it builds up in relation to how fast it is released (into the general atmosphere, for example.)

    Even the jet fuel combusting at apx 500 degrees F would bring the temprature up much higher than that, because there is no where for all that energy to go but into the building. Take a look at NIST’s own experimental data. In a common house fire the tempratures went over 600 Centigrade (1100 F), well over the 280 cited in that psuedo-report., and that was using plain old gasoline as the accelerant.

  3. Joe says:

    My observation on September 11th was that the plane hit the building with such force that it weakend the structure. Unable to support the top end of the building the WTC litteraly collapsed on itself.

  4. joepilot says:

    Sorry to disappoint all you conspiracy theorist out there, but jet fuel in a turbo-jet engine at ground idle (lowest possible throttle setting) will typically burn arount 625 degrees celius. AT IDLE.