Afghanistan, and the timetable for withdrawal, will once again be a flash point.
The low-pressure air cylinders were lubricated with "High Test" oil, having a flash point of 600° Fahr.
The flash point of an oil is that temperature at which it will form an inflammable vapor.
The flash point of kerosene may be between 70 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit, depending upon the grade.
When it was allowed to expand again, it reached the flash point immediately, creating enormous amounts of heavy gas.
For illuminating purposes, do not use kerosene with the flash point lower than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
|flash point |
The lowest temperature at which the vapor of a flammable liquid will ignite in air. The flash point is generally lower than the temperature needed for the liquid itself to ignite.
For a given flammable substance, the lowest temperature at which vapors passing from the substance into the air will catch fire spontaneously if a small flame is present.
The place or time when something ''takes fire,'' becomes exciting and exemplary: We want the White House to function as a flash point for whatever's great in this couintry
[1990s+; in the technical sense, ''lowest point of ignition of a fluid, compound, etc,'' the term is found by the 1870s]