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Document ID (ISN)75023
CIS number 00-824
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lacosta Berna J.M.
Title An approach to the phenomenon of spontaneous combustion
Original title Aproximación al fenómeno de las combustiones espontáneas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1999, Vol.19, No.76, p.37-47. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Spontaneous combustion mechanisms and other mechanisms of internal warming that produce similar effects as biological warming and exothermal chemical decomposition are described, and some examples are given (grain silos, ignition of hot processed materials, reactivity on contact with oxygen for varnishes, animal fats or plant oils). In addition, guidance is given to persons who are confronted with this type of phenomenon during their work or their research activities.
Descriptors (primary) smouldering; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; spontaneous combustion
Descriptors (secondary) polyurethanes; exothermic reactions; prediction formulae; grain elevators; autoignition temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires