1. #1
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    2

    Default Spontaneous combustion of linseed oil

    Good Day

    We all have heard that organic oils (like linseed oil) can spontaneously combust when oil soaked rags are bundled or thrown away. Does anyone have access to original research papers or experiments that explore the boundary conditions of this reaction. (eg rag quantity, oil quantity, ambient temperature etc)

    Thank you Martin

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,143

    Default

    As a matter of fact the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal in Ontario Canada did quite a detailed experiment as far as Linseed and other oils were concerned. I do have the details of this research as part of my CFEI course however they are at my office. I will try and post them tomorrow if that is okay with you.
    IACOJ

  3. #3
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Good day LadyCapn

    Thank you, and I look forward to seeing the results

    Regards Martin F

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,143

    Default

    Martin,

    I sent you an email, I will need to mail out the information as there are too many pages to fax!! It is a study that was done on "The Role of Self Heating as a cause of Laundry Fires" through the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Ont. Get back to me as soon as you can, it is all packaged and ready to go, just need an address.
    IACOJ

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register