Leidenfrost point

Leidenfrost point

[′līd·ən‚frȯst ‚pȯint]
(thermodynamics)
The lowest temperature at which a hot body submerged in a pool of boiling water is completely blanketed by a vapor film; there is a minimum in the heat flux from the body to the water at this temperature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once fuel surface temperature reaches below the Leidenfrost point, surface gets rewetted which results in rapid fall of fuel surface temperature.
Once surface temperature reaches Leidenfrost point it rewets the surface.