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C]. Most flammable liquids are lighter than water. So water cannot be used to put the fire out. Crude oil fires burn even when floating on fresh or sea water. b. Combustible liquids have a flash point at or higher than 100 0 F 14. Gases may deposit in layers of different concentrations but they often collect near the tops of the containers they are enclosed. 15. The NFPA identification system includes a color coded grouping of different types. Each color has a different rating from 0 to 4 where zero is no hazard and four is most hazard. 16. Electrical switches and relays commonly arc as a contact is made or broken. Another source of ignition is heat in the form of hot surfaces. Engines produce heat especially in their exhaust systems. Compressors produce heat through friction, which is transferred to their housing. 17. Leading cause of fire death is due to suffocation or breathing smoke and toxic fumes. 18. Fires produce a. Acrolein, Ammonia, Hydrogen sulfide, and sulfer dioxide.
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19. Some of the systems include photoelectric fire sensors and ionization or radiation sensors. 20. Applying less flammable materials is the most successful lifesaving preparation.
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