flammability - FireTriangle Fuels liquidsorganics...

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IGNITION SOURCE Fire Triangle Fuels    liquids – organics    solids – plastics, wood, fibers,               dusts, metal particles    gases – acetylene, propane,                hydrogen Oxidizers    gases – oxygen, fluorine, chlorine    liquids – hydrogen peroxide,                  nitric acid, perchloric acid    solids – metal peroxides,                ammonium nitrite Ignition sources    sparks, flames, static electricity,    heat
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Ignition sources of major fires Electrical (wiring of motors) 23% Smoking 18% Friction (bearings or broken parts) 10% Overheated materials (abnormally high temperatures) 8% Hot surfaces (heat for boilers, lamps, etc. 7% Burner flames (improper use of torches) 7% Combustion sparks (sparks and embers) 5% Spontaneous ignition (rubbish, etc.) 4% Cutting and welding (sparks, arcs, heat, etc.) 4% Exposure (fire jumping to new areas)
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CHEM 311 taught by Professor Vincentwilding during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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