• Combustion
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    Combustion

        Principles of Combustion Effective fire prevention requires a thorough understanding of: 1) conditions under which flammable and combustible materials vaporize; 2) what is meant by an ignitable or flammable mixture; 3) what is meant by a source of ignition and how combustion spreads from such a source. This section discusses these topics. Definitions Combustion (burning) is the rapid oxidation reaction between a reducing agent (fuel) and an oxidizer (usually oxygen in the air) accompanied by the evolution of heat and usually the production of flame. Fuel means a material capable of combusting and particularly designates the material (gas, liquid or solid) which feeds a fire. Flammable refers to…