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flash point

the lowest temperature at which vapors of a liquid may be ignited by a flame.

flash point

The temperature at which a substance bursts into flame spontaneously.
See also: point
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It was also learnt that PSO's standard for the flash point of imported petroleum products stands between 90-100 points while the government's set standard of the flash point was at 66 points.
All the biodiesels were characterized by determining kinematic viscosity, flash point, pour point, cloud point, total acid number, specific gravity, water and sediments, conradson carbon residue, sulphur contents, phosphorous contents, sulphated ash, cetane and copper corrosion.
Sample Volume Density Specific Viscosity Flash point (pure) (ml) (lb/gal) gravity (cp) ([degrees]c) Kerosene 130 0.64 0.60 0.6 39 Gasoline 130 0.63 0.50 0.2 35 Diesel 130 0.67 0.88 1.0 95 Result of Adultered Gasoline:
In (1), [T.sub.f] (in Kelvin) is the flash point temperature and [T.sub.b] (in Kelvin) is the boiling point temperature.
Tsai, "Prediction of flash point of organosilicon compounds using quantitative structure property relationship approach," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol.
Besides the public option, there are four other so-called "flash points" the Senate must deal with as the tortuous path to reform continues.
As can be seen from the values of the quality properties of fuels and their components presented in Table 3, using such alcoholic fuels as methanol and ethanol in petrol engines increases the density, viscosity and flash point of fuel.
To determine the flash point, a sample of the liquid is heated until a nearby ignition source ignites the vapors.
Active cool is the first small-scale flash point tester to provide a rapid electronic cool down facility without the need for external services.
Another flash point is the attempt to teach religion in public school science classes under the guise of "creation science" or "intelligent design." Although the advocates of such plans have a dismal record in courts, including the Supreme Court, they seem to be determined to push ahead.
The flash point of the oil often becomes an issue when a 350 F mold temperature cannot be achieved with anything less than a TCU setpoint of 450 F to 500 F.
60, home of Frith Street Gallery, is a recurring flash point for coincidence, as one discovers in Jaki Irvine's six-part video installation Towards a Polar Sea, 2005.