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  The MSDS HyperGlossary: Flash Point
Flash point is the lowest temperature at which a liquid can form an ignitable mixture in air near the surface of the liquid.
For example, gasoline has a flash point of -40 degrees C (-40 F) and is more flammable than ethylene glycol (antifreeze) which has a flash point of 111 degrees C (232 F).
C.) or higher, an additional flash point determination shall be run on a sample of the liquid evaporated to 90 percent of its original volume, and the lower value of the two tests shall be considered the flash point of the material.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/flashpoint.html   (813 words)

  Flash point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flash point of a liquid is the lowest temperature at which it can form an ignitable mixture with air.
The flash point is often used as one descriptive characteristic of liquid fuel, but it is also used to describe liquids that are not used intentionally as fuels.
A commonly used device for measuring the flash point of liquid fuels is the Pensky-Martens closed cup.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flash_point   (424 words)

 About Us - Flash Point
Flash Point was created in November of 2002 by President and Owner Michael Roncaglia.
Flash Point is a family owned and operated business.
Flash Point is defined in Webster's dictionary as a point at which someone or something bursts suddenly into action or being.
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 Flash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flash (juggling), the throwing and catching of a number of props when each prop is caught only once.
Flash (noseband), a type of noseband used on the bridle of a horse
Flash, Staffordshire is reputedly the highest village in England
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flash   (433 words)

 Flash Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Flash point provides an indication of how readily a chemical may burn.
Chemicals with higher flash points are less flammable or hazardous than those with lower flash points.
The lower the flash point, the greater the hazard.
fp.arizona.edu /riskmgmt/flash_point.htm   (72 words)

 Chemical process engineering - Flash point
Flash point is a measure of the temperature to which the fluid (generally a fuel) must be heated to produce an ignitable vapour-air mixture above the liquid when exposed to an open flame.
Flash point by closed testers are normally employed for fuel distillate hydrocarbons such as kerosine, gas oils, etc., and for residual fuels, because these procedures more normally approach the conditions of storage of fuel in tanks.
Flash Point is for the temperature when the fluid itself gives off enough vapor in the right percentages to ignite with a small spark.
www.eng-tips.com /viewthread.cfm?qid=69719&page=1   (1367 words)

 Flash Point
The prediction of the flash point for binary aqueous-organic...
Flash point is defined as the temperature to which a fuel must be heated to...
Flash point is important primarily from a fuel-handling standpoint.
www.mongabay.com /reference/environment/Flash_Point.html   (534 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Automobiles (Flash Point)
the prize to be won is something as potentially significant as beating a breathalyzer test or keeping points off their driver's licenses, or as trivial as being able to zip through traffic a little faster than other motorists.
A slightly different dynamic is at work in the claim that flashing your high beams at a traffic signal will cause it to change from red to green more quickly: Many motorists have tried it and discovered that it seemingly performs as advertised, thereby documenting the validity of the claim.
Since advance sensors are generally placed at a point about the same distance away from intersections as the point where drivers start flashing their high beams to influence upcoming signals, it can easily appear to the unknowing that such flashing does indeed cause lights to change.
www.snopes.com /autos/law/strobe.asp   (585 words)

 Oil on Fire - Flash Point, Fire Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The oil flashes because a flammable mixture results when it is heated sufficiently, causing vapors to emerge and mix with oxygen in the air.
The flash point temperature of an oil corresponds roughly to a vapor pressure of 3-5 mm Hg.
As the name implies, the fire point is the temperature at which a sustained flame results (longer than four seconds)." Naturally, the fire point is always going to be higher than the flash point.
van.hep.uiuc.edu /van/qa/section/States_of_Matter_and_Energy/Fire/20030318073042.htm   (292 words)

 Flammable Substances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
To understand the dangers associated with flammable liquids, it is useful to be familiar with the terms used to describe their chemical properties.
Flash point - The temperature at which a particular flammable liquid gives off vapors (vaporizes) and therefore can ignite.
Gasoline is highly volatile due to its low flash point and easily vaporizes when exposed to air.
www.ci.pasadena.ca.us /fire/flammsub.asp   (1481 words)

 Nanotubes reach flash point (April 2002) - News - PhysicsWeb
Immediately after a flash, the researchers found that ‘hot spots’ appeared on the single-walled nanotubes and then spread through the sample until it was completely burnt.
When the nanotubes were exposed to the flash in air, the carbon they contained burnt and escaped as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, leaving a residue of oxidized nickel and iron, which are used in the production of nanotubes.
But when the nanotubes were ‘flashed’ in an atmosphere of helium – which does not support combustion – the team found that the carbon rearranged itself into single-layered structures with conical tips, known as ‘nanohorns’.
physicsweb.org /article/news/6/4/20   (504 words)

 BUNKERWORLD -- Flash Point: Definition -- Bunkers, Marine Fuel, Bunkering, Bunker Prices, BunkerNews, Suppliers, ...
The flash point of a fuel is the temperature at which vapour given off will ignite when an external flame is applied under specified test conditions.
A flash point is defined to minimise fire risk during normal storage and handling.
Even when residual fuels are at a temperature below their measured flash point, they are capable of producing light hydrocarbons in the tank headspace, such that the vapour composition may be near to or within the flammable range.
www.bunkerworld.com /technical/tech_fp.htm   (167 words)

 Canon Letter on Flash
* In the case of FEL with the D30, flash exposure is always measured from the center of the picture area, with a metering zone that roughly corresponds to the partial metering circle in the viewfinder.
Once the center focusing point has picked up a subject, the outer focusing points are activated and the D30 is then able to track subject movement from the center to the left or right as well as from near to far or vice versa.
When the D30 is set for automatic focusing point selection in One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF, E-TTL flash exposure tracks from point to point along with the AF system.
www.dlcphotography.net /CanonLetter.htm   (1050 words)

 Cannon Instrument Company - ACO-7 Automated Cleveland Open Cup Flash Point Tester
When this seventh generation model was designed after 35 years of providing automated flash point testers to the petroleum industry, ease of operation and maintenance was sought.
While maintaining the features of the regular ACO-7 flash point tester, a unique skimmer was added to automatically remove the surface skin that forms on the sample when bitumen or some other samples are tested.
Select a test mode and enter the expected flash point; while the instrument executes the test, you are free to do other lab work.
www.cannoninstrument.com /ACO-7.htm   (503 words)

 Flash Point Tests
The flash point is reached when the test flame produces a distinct flicker or flash on the surface of the sample.
The seconds after the needle is released, the distance it penetrated the sample is read, to the nearest 0.01 centimeter, on the penetrometer dial.
The reported penetration is the average of at least three tests on the same material whose values do not differ more than four points between maximum and minimum.
www.tpub.com /inteng/13t.htm   (377 words)

 Portable flash point tester with rapid cooling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Stanhope-Seta launched Active Cool, the latest in the range of Setaflash instruments for Rapid Equilibrium Flash Point testing, at the ASTM meeting in June.
Active Cool is the first portable “Ramp Method” flash point tester to offer sub-ambient testing and rapid cool-down between tests.
Active Cool is a closed cup flash point tester with a temperature ramp mode, allowing fast determination of the flash point of a sample.
www.stanhope-seta.co.uk /News2.asp?NewsItemID=29   (338 words)

Many customers are confused by this regulation because it may call out Pensky Martens Flash Point Method, the Tag Closed Cup Flash Point Method or the Small Scale Closed Cup Flash Point Method; depending on the nature of their sample.
It defines flammable and combustible liquids according largely to their flash point and which test methods must be used to determine their flash points.
The Stanhope Seta Series 7 flash point tester is the only one you need for all of your regulatory compliance testing.
www.lazarsci.com /setaflash.htm   (630 words)

 Flash Point Communications, Inc.
Flash Point Communications partners with The Fauquier Trails Coalition to present The Great Pumpkin Ride – a charity bicycle ride in Warrenton, VA on Saturday, October 28, 2006.
At Flash Point Communications, we write, design and produce the print, web and digital video advertising and marketing tools you need to help your business grow.
Learn more about the making of this website
www.flashpointinc.com   (62 words)

 K16101 Automatic Abel Flash Point Tester
The automated Abel flash point tester is used primarily to test flammable and combustible materials for shipping and safety regulations.
The flash tester provides an increased temperature range of operation as compared with other testers, allowing greater flexibility in testing samples according to the Abel test method.
The flash point tests are simply conducted by mounting the flash cup filled with sample into the test position and selecting a pre- or user-programmed test method.
www.koehlerinstrument.com /products/K16101.html   (224 words)

 flash - Wiktionary
Material left around the edge of a molded part at the parting line of the mold.
To briefly illuminate a scene, as with the flash of a camera.
He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/flash   (114 words)

 PAC - Herzog MP 329 Automatic Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Herzog's MP 329 Automated Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester utilizes multi-processor technology, producing an instrument with extreme reliability, ease of use, flexibility and accuracy.
Herzog Pensky-Martens testers are the only automatic flash point analyzers to incorporate the familiar "dome" covered air bath of original P-M design.
PDF format requires Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher, which is available for free download at www.adobe.com.
www.paclp.com /product/Herzog/mp329.htm   (380 words)

 Predict boiling point, vapor pressure, enthalpy of vaporization, and flash point | batch physicochemical properties ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Predict boiling point, vapor pressure, enthalpy of vaporization, and flash point
ACD/Boiling Point allows you to predict the vapor pressure of an organic compound as a function of temperature or the boiling point temperature as a function of pressure.
In addition, the program estimates the boiling point at atmospheric pressure, the enthalpy of vaporization at the boiling point, and the flash point.
www.acdlabs.com /products/phys_chem_lab/bp   (96 words)

When he returned with the drink, Lucas was determinedly making small talk and flashing his new dead smile.
Bone dust—he almost choked on it, it was so thick here in his pleasant parlor in the country.
And then the room was filled with sound and flashing, bloody light.
www.scifi.com /scifiction/classics/classics_archive/dozois/dozois1.html   (6678 words)

 Cannon Instrument Company - ATG-7 Automated Tag Closed Cup Flash Point Tester
Model ATG-7 is the latest version of the automated Tag Closed Cup(TCC) flash point tester from Tanaka.
The tester consists of a computer control unit and a test head unit, allowing the test head unit to be located up to 3 meters away.
An optional Changeover unit can be purchased to attach the control unit to another type of flash point test head unit (APM-7 or ACO-7).
www.cannoninstrument.com /ATG-7.htm   (369 words)

 Web / Multimedia / Flash - webreference.com
The Flash player is one of the most widely disseminated browser plugins on the Internet, with an estimated coverage of almost 90% of all Web browsers.
From Builder.com, Flash Point is a regular series of tutorials from David J. Emberton, author of the "Flash Magic" book series.
A variety of advanced flash topics are covered, ranging from morphing to optimization.
www.webreference.com /multimedia/flash   (491 words)

 Predict boiling point, vapour pressure, enthalpy of vaporization, and flash point | batch physicochemical properties ...
Predict boiling point, vapour pressure, enthalpy of vaporization, and flash point
This software also makes rapid prediction of vapor pressure at different temperature values, enthalpy of vaporization at 760 mmHg, and flash point.
Is created for users who require boiling point, vapor pressure, enthalpy of vaporization, and flash point predictions for thousands of compounds at a time.
www.acdlabs.com /products/phys_chem_lab/bp/batch.html   (255 words)

 flash point
a critical point or stage at which something or someone suddenly causes or creates some significant action:
A 10 percent drop in mortgage rates will produce a flash point in the housing market.
The Mideast has been the flash point for a series of conflicts.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/flash+point   (99 words)

 PAC - Herzog HFP 380 Series Semi-Automatic & Manual Flash Point Testers
Designed to provide years of accurate and reliable flash point results, Herzog's top-quality HFP 380 Series Closed-Cup Flash Point Testers offer a variety of factory configurations...
Add a field-installed flash alert with digital temperature display to further improve your testing accuracy, convenience, and productivity.
All units feature a rugged electric heater with ultra-precise manual control, mercury thermometer, and visual flash point detection, In addition, units are available with or without a bath cooling fan (Pensky-Martens) or cooling coil (TAG and Abel) and feature an electric stirrer that automatically stops during test flame/ignitor aplication.
www.paclp.com /product/Herzog/hfp38x.htm   (176 words)

 Articulate - Convert PowerPoint to Flash with Articulate Presenter
With Articulate Presenter, your PowerPoint content is converted to Flash, which is already installed in 98% of Web browsers.
Articulate Presenter's PowerPoint to Flash conversion reduces the size of your presentations so they download fast.
With Articulate Presenter, your content is converted to Flash, which is already installed in 98% of Web browsers.
www.articulate.com /presenter.html   (289 words)

 www.reviewingtheevidence.com | FLASH POINT, by Paul Adam
FLASH POINT is an adventure story set in Tibet.
Buddhist monks slip illegally into Tibet to find his reincarnation.
The Tibetans are a people with amazing perseverance who will not give up.
www.reviewingtheevidence.com /review.html?id=4679   (445 words)

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