Existing information on spontaneously combustible solids including pyrophoric-air hazardous materials and water reactive materials has been reviewed. Pertinent data on (a) the causes and prevention of spontaneous combustion in organic and inorganic materials due to air and water reactivity, (b) the application of various mathematical treatments to spontaneously combustible materials, and (c) available test methods for assessing the flammable properties of spontaneously combustible materials, e.g., autoignition temperature and spontaneous heating are also included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Surface Weapons Center

    White Oak Laboratory
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Hazardous Materials, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kayser, E G
    • Boyars, C
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-TES-20-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AS-40049
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM