fire canon - burning man 2007

Fire canon

Built and operated by Dave King of Controlled Burn in Reno and is associated with the Shiva Vista Project, the fire performance stage surounded by propane cannons @ 7:00 and 600 feet out from Esplanade on open playa.­

That is a keroseen shot.­ It is 5 gallons of keroseen presurized with nitrogen @ 300 psi and fired with an electric solonoid valve mounted to a 1 inch pipe and reduced to 3/­8 inch @ the tip.­ The thing will shoot 5 gallons in 4 seconds and has reached almost 100 feet in height.­

It can shoot a variaty of fuels including gasoline, deisel, kero, alcohol, etc.­.­.­ Look for more of these things @ Burningman 2008.­ Will also be useing colored flames next year and can get green, blue, purple, red, yellow and basic orange.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2007 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2007 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.