air temperature to ignite propane

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air temperature to ignite propane

Post by metiz » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:22 pm

is 550 degrees c air enough to ignite propane?

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re: air temperature to ignite propane

Post by Dave » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:21 am

Ignition Temperature for Propane with the proper is air mixture is 920-1029°F or 493.33 - 553.88°C
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Post by Mark » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:08 am

If you wanted to stairstep you could use carbon disulfide. I had a can of it once. Look at the ignition temperature and wide range of rich and lean it burns at.

Lower Flammable (Explosive) Limit (LFL/LEL):
1% (2,31); 1.3% (5,31)

Upper Flammable (Explosive) Limit (UFL/UEL):
50% (5,31)

Autoignition (Ignition) Temperature:
90 deg C (194 deg F).(30) Also reported as 100 deg C (212 deg F) (5,31)

Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact:
Probably not sensitive. Normally stable.

Sensitivity to Static Charge:
Carbon disulfide can accumulate static charge by flow, splashing or agitation due its very low electrical conductivity (7.8 X 10(-4) pS/m at 18 deg C).(29,32) Vapour in the flammable range can be ignited readily by a static discharge of sufficient energy. Minimum ignition energy: 0.009 millijoules.(33,34)
Incompatibility - Materials to Avoid:
AIR and RUST - may ignite and explode. This reaction may be initiated by rust.(39) ... cie192.htm
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