Flash Point-Ignition Point. What? At Work Or At Home. Everyday We Use Chemicals Whether At Work Or In The Home. Proper Storage & Understanding How Dangerous Chemicals Can Become If Subjected To Heat Is Using Just Using Good Safety Common Sense . Flammable Liquids.
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At Work Or At Home
Proper Storage & Understanding How Dangerous Chemicals Can Become If Subjected To Heat Is Using Just Using Good Safety Common Sense.
Properties of Flammable Liquids
Limits of Flammability
Flammable Limits Example
LEL – “lower explosive limit”
UEL – “upper explosive limit”
Lower Explosive Limit – LEL
In most work situations, the “lower explosive limit” (LEL) is the main concern.
Vapors from flammable liquids can be found in the workplace, but are often too diluted to catch fire or explode.
However, these vapors can quickly go above the LEL in small room or confined space like a tank.
Items with a low boiling point generally have a high vapor pressure. Containers of such material can build up significant pressure even when they are below their boiling point. Likewise, low-boiling materials easily produce large amounts of vapor which can be flammable or even explosive.
The Fire Triangle
Sufficient heat energy must be
applied to raise the fuel to it’s
Open flame Hot surfaces
Sparks and arcs Friction
This reaction can occur when
all three of the above elements
are present in the proper
conditions & proportions.
The Fire Triangle
Hydraulic 40-wt oil
CRC Contact Cleaner
Averoe Tree Paint
Ethylene Glycol (Antifreeze)
CRC Power lubeTry & Match Flashpoints With The Chemical
Any situation that can lead to a fire underground is not good.
Let’s all do our part to make sure our work areas are accident free & fire safe.
Created By Pat Gazewood