A reappraisal of the flash point of formic acid

J. Godefroy, John Clifford Jones

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • formic acid
  • flash point


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