Fire point

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The fire point of a fuel is the lowest temperature at which the vapour of that fuel will continue to burn for at least five seconds after ignition by an open flame of standard dimension. At the flash point, a lower temperature, a substance will ignite briefly, but vapor might not be produced at a rate to sustain the fire. Most tables of material properties will only list material flash points. In general the fire point can be assumed to be about 10 °C higher than the flash point,[1] although this is no substitute for testing if the fire point is safety critical.[1]

Testing of the fire point is done by open cup apparatus.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Flash Point and Fire Point". Archived from the original on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  2. ^ "Standard Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester",