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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sources of ignition.
Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991
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|Description:||viii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1 Flammable limits: flammable limits of gases; flammable limits of dusts and mists; estimation of flammable limits; flammable limits of mixtures. Part 2 Flash points: flash points of liquids; calculation of flash points. Part 3 Ignition energy: minimum ignition energy; ignition energy of gases; ignition energy of dusts; estimation of ignition energy. Part 4 Auto-ignition temperature: auto-ignition temperature of gases; auto-ignition temperature of dusts; estimation of auto-ignition temperature. Other factors. Part 5 Sources of energy for ignition: mechanical sources - friction, missiles, metal fracture; electrical sources - electrical current, electrostatics, lightning, stray currents, radio frequency; thermal sources - hot surfaces, self-heating, flames, compression, engines, diffusion; chemical sources - peroxides, polymerization, spontaneous combustion, reactions with other substances, thermite reaction, unstable substances, decomposition. Appendix: fire and related properties of chemicals; substances liable to self-heating; organic peroxides; spontaneously flammable substances; unstable substances; flammability characteristics of dusts; sources of ignition checklist.|