Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, Vol.15, No.3, 241-243, 2002
A reappraisal of the flash point of formic acid
Following earlier theoretical work in which it was shown that the widely accepted flash point for formic acid is in significant error, this was checked using a modem closed-cup flash point measurement facility. Results obtained are at odds with the previously reported value but in excellent agreement with predictive calculations. A 'by-product' of the work is that non-propagating flame kernels were reproducibly observed a few degrees below the flash point. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.