burning point


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burning point

[′bər·niŋ ‚pȯint]
(engineering)
The lowest temperature at which a volatile oil in an open vessel will continue to burn when ignited by a flame held close to its surface; used to test safety of kerosine and other illuminating oils.
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And although Jeffers doesn't travel with a burning point to prove, he does want to show City fans that their club have produced a decent player.
Olive and nut oils are great for cooler preparation, but for high-temperature cooking I use grapeseed oil as it has lower burning point and minimal added aftertaste.
In another burning point, the government also wanted new security arrangements to be confined to greater Upper Nile region where fighting is mainly taking place and that the arrangement should not include the other two regions of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria.
Fired by injustice and with a burning point to prove, he sliced through the Three Lions' paper-thin defence.
In these experiments, the coated siding was exposed to 960[degrees]F heat--a temperature not uncommon for a brushfire, for example--until the siding reached the 392[degrees]F burning point.
Therefore, in case they are exposed to high temperature or to direct flame, heat does not accumulate in one spot and the wood does not reach the burning point or, at least, reaches there later.
The Apophis asteroid, first detected in 2004, will come within 22,000 miles (36,000km) of Earth when it passes by - nearer to the Earth than television satellites and so close it can be seen with the naked eye as a burning point in the sky.
The oil has a low burning point, which would be excellent as a biofuel for diesel engines.
If you don't feel confident, use a flavourless oil such as groundnut with a much higher burning point.
Microanalysis in Music Therapy aims at a burning point in our profession now a days: how to analyse and document relevant changes that are crucial to the therapeutic process in order to understand what is happening.
The plants produce no offensive odor because their design actually pulls in air prior to the burning point, Fraser said.
Indeed, its burning point is far from the spot of the reflection of rays.