autoignition temperature

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autoignition temperature

The minimum temperature needed for self-sustained combustion in absence of a spark or flame, at which the vapours from a volatile liquid will ignite spontaneously.

The autoignition temperature (AT) is of interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (US), which lists ATs in its Materials Safety Data Sheets, see there.
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The efficient combustion of blends ERO5-7.5 under heavy load and at a high speed of 2200 [min.sup.-1] can be affected by a low cetane number of ethanol, its high latent heat for evaporation (910 kJ/kg) and auto-ignition temperature (420[degrees]C).
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