Spontaneous ignition

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 189
Physical description5 p.
Subjectignition; self combustibility; flammability tests; dangerous materials; Combustion
AbstractSpontaneous ignition, a cause of unwanted fire, 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.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Combustion spontanée
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3942
NPARC number20329348
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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