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Re: igniting petrol vapour with a cigarette
Posted by: PMK140 (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2009 06:34AM

NFPA 921-2008
Table 5.7.1.1 Reported Burning and Sparking Temperatures
of Selected Ignition Sources

Embers*
Cigarette (puffing) 830–910 1520–1670
Cigarette (free burn) 500–700 930–1300

*From Krasny, J. (1987) Cigarette Ignition of Soft Furnishings —A Literature
Review with Commentary, NBSIR 87-3509; National Bureau of Standards,
Gaithersburg MD.


18.3.6.2** While a review of surface and autoignition temperatures
may suggest that cigarettes are a competent ignition source
for ignitible liquids and gases, in reality, cigarettes make poor
ignition sources for most ignitible liquids and gases. There are
many coupled factors that have been proposed as responsible for
the lack of ignition for most ignitible liquids and gases, including
flammability limits (oxygen-depleted conditions at cigarette tip),
surface temperature, residence time and ignition delay, burning
velocity, minimum ignition energy, quenching distance, and insulating
effect of cigarette ash.

**A.18.3.6.2 For more information, see the following:
Holleyhead, R. “Ignition of Flammable Gases and Liquids
by Cigarettes: A Review,” Science and Justice, 36, 4, 1996.
Babrauskas, V., Ignition Handbook, Fire Science Publishers /
Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Issaquah, WA, 2003.

Pat Kennedy, CFEI, CFPS, MIFireE
Fire and Explosion Analyst
Sarasota, Florida
[www.kennedy-fire.com]



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