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Spontaneous Ignition


Spontaneous Ignition

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"Spontaneous ignition is a possible cause of unwanted fire. It is a complex phenomenon of combustible material ignited by its own heat of reaction without external heat or other source of ignition. The purpose of this Digest is to outline the factors responsible for spontaneous heating and ignition and the laboratory methods available for studying the problem. A list of materials with a tendency towards spontaneous ignition is included"A Canadian Building Digest publication.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: March 15, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 13, 2013


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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