Flashcards in Fires involving flammable liquids and liquefiable solids Deck (5)
What is Flammable Liquid?
For this section, any liquid that requires foam to extinguish
What is Flashpoint?
Lowest Temperature at which a flame can propagate in the vapour above the liquid
What is Firepoint?
Higher temperature than flashpoint, the temperature at which vapour continues to burn after being ignited
What is Flashback?
Re-ignition of a flammable liquid caused by exposure of vapour to source of ignition