flashpoint

flashpoint2016-12-29T11:13:31+00:00

flashpoint 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Definition The temperature at which the vapours from a volatile liquid will ignite spontaneously

Comment The flashpoint is determined by either the open cup, or preferably,by the closed cup method method, which differ from each other by a few degrees; the flashpoint is a datum of interest to OSHA*, which requires listing of flashpoints in its Materials Safety Data Sheets. 

*Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

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