spontaneous ignition

spontaneous ignition

[spän′tā·nē·əs ig′nish·ən]

spontaneous ignition

The initiation of combustion caused by internal, chemical reaction in which heat is liberated.
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These have a history of spontaneous ignition, to the extent that airlines will not allow them in their cargo holds.
That includes lightning, as well as the sun's heat, spontaneous ignition, chemicals, static discharge, high winds, storms, animals and natural disasters.
The fire is believed to have been caused by self-heating of the materials that led to spontaneous ignition.
and Mastorakos E., Spontaneous ignition of isolated n-heptane droplets at low, intermediate, and high ambient temperatures from a mixture-fraction perspective.
Knock is the consequence of the spontaneous ignition of a portion of unburnt air-fuel mixture before the spark ignited flame front reaches and regularly consumes it.
Few types of coal are susceptible to spontaneous ignition. Pyrophoric materials are substances which have an auto ignition temperature which is below room temperature.
The "knock" is a consequence of the self-ignition phenomenon and it is characterized by noise, which is transmitted throughout the whole structure when spontaneous ignition of the air-fuel mixture takes place.
Strong consideration for this type of referral should be given to electrical fires, appliance fires and spontaneous ignition incidents to establish and confirm third-party negligence and/or product failure.
Moreover, he continued: "The main cause of farm fires is agricultural waste, which, if kept for long periods of time, may lead to gas emissions produced by bacterial decomposition, ultimately leading to spontaneous ignition of waste stockpiles, under favorable conditions.
The DVB heated up the surrounding containers, eventually causing the nearby DMAE containers to explode as they were brought to spontaneous ignition temperature.
The structure of coal determines its accessibility for gases, including atmospheric oxygen, and this is one of the conditions of spontaneous ignition. Coal oxidation takes place both on the outside surfaces of the grains and the inside of the porous structure [7].
Kramer, "Spontaneous ignition properties of metal alkyls," Symposium (International) on Combustion, vol.

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