Fire Technology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 225–236 | Cite as

Spontaneous combustion of linseed oil in sawdust

  • Bruce V. Ettling
  • Mark F. Adams


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.


Induction Period Sawdust Fume Hood Fire Technology Spontaneous Combustion 
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© The National Fire Protection Association 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce V. Ettling
    • 1
  • Mark F. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Research DivisionWashington State UniversityUSA

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