spontaneous heating

spontaneous heating

[spän′tā·nē·əs ′hēd·iŋ]
(chemistry)
The slow reaction of material with atmospheric oxygen at ambient temperatures; liberated heat, if undissipated, accumulates so that in the presence of combustible substances a fire will result.
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These could be highly dangerous as residents might not be aware of an upstairs fire breaking out through spontaneous heating. A house could be well alight before anyone noticed.
Tenders are invited for providing and fixing of hdpe pipes for suppression of spontaneous heating of coal faces in jehlitanr working area of kdh ocp, nk area.
Singh, An Investigation into Spontaneous Heating Characteristics of Coal and its Correlation with Intrinsic Properties An Investigation into Spontaneous Heating Characteristics of Coal and its Correlation with Intrinsic Properties, 2014.
Fujita, "Modelling and parametric investigations on spontaneous heating in coal pile," Fuel, vol.
Kim, "Laboratory studies on spontaneous heating of coal--a summary of information in the literature," U.S.
Under normal weathering conditions shale is easily oxidizing, and even spontaneous heating and ignition has taken place [12].
"If the wheat bag is kept insulated after initial heating, for example, placed under bedclothes, or on a car seat in the sun, spontaneous heating can then occur and the wheat may catch fire."
A public inquiry later revealed the cause of the fire to be spontaneous heating of the coal on the roof of the Loader Mine.
Baumgartner, Iowa State University, earned third place for "Spontaneous Heating of Corn Gluten Feed Pellets."
It is well known that spontaneous heating in piled wood chips and sawdust is caused by oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids and other extractives (Springer and Hajny 1970, Kuber et al.
(2000) reported that concentrations of ADIN in bermudagrass hay were increased from 61.2 to 137.5 g [kg.sup.-1] N in response to spontaneous heating during the storage period, where the maximum internal bale temperature reached about 62 [degrees] C.
Initially, all indices of spontaneous heating, storage characteristics, and poststorage measures of nutritive value were analyzed as a split-plot design identical to that described previously.

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