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Fire Technology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 225-236

Spontaneous combustion of linseed oil in sawdust

  • Bruce V. EttlingAffiliated withEngineering Research Division, Washington State University
  • , Mark F. AdamsAffiliated withEngineering Research Division, Washington State University

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Abstract

The authors tested mixtures of boiled linseed oil and sawdust for spontaneous combustion. The minimum amount of oil, dilution of the oil in sawdust, availability of oxygen, and the effects of temperature, foreign materials, and freshness of oil on the induction period were studied.