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The primary difference between flammable liquids and combustible liquids is?

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Flammable catches on fire. Combustible explodes. Boooyah!

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A combustible liquid is flammable and will burn or explode and a true noncombustible liquid will not ignite. Thats whats up right there


Combustible liquids can easily catch on fire and burn. Non-combustible liquids cannot, at least under a set of defined conditions.


In common usage flammable liquids are the same as combustible liquids in terms of their ability to catch fire. However, in the technical usage of hazardous materials transportation and of fire prevention, a combustible liquid has a higher flash point than a flammable liquid and is therefore less easily ignited. So, yes, flammable liquids ignite more easily than do combustible liquids.


Combustible material catch fire easy dust non Combustible do not


Combustable liquids burn, all of them. Non combustable liquids, not so much.


It is harder to start a combustible liquid buring than to start a flammable liquid burning. In most cases, however, neither type of liquid is "unstable." Both are simply liquids that can burn if ignited. Being "unstable" means that it might detonate or explode.


Not all liquids are flammable. Some liquids that are flammable are gasoline, alcohol, oil. Liquids like water are not flammable.


Flammability is a measure of how easily a gas, liquid, or solid will ignite and how quickly the flame, once started, will spread. Flammable liquids themselves are not flammable; rather, the vapor from the liquids are combustible.


A type B or Class B fire is one involving flammable or combustible liquids and gases such as gasoline, oil, petroleum grease, tar, alcohols and flammable gases.However, Class K fires are those found in cooking appliances involving combustible oils and fats, one difference being that they would not be combustible unless heated well above 100 degrees F.


Flammable material can be a solid, liquid or gas. Flammable liquid is a liquid that has a flash point of between 21 and 55°C. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines a flammable liquid as "any liquid having a flash point below 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.), except any mixture having components with flash points of 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.) or higher, the total of which make up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture. Flammable liquids shall be known as Class I liquids." Definition of combustible liquids, which indicates a material that is somewhat harder to ignite compared to flammable liquids. (Flash point above 100 oF). OSHA divides flammable (and combustible) liquids into several classes These categories are further subdivided, depending on the liquid's flash point and boiling point. Highly Flammable liquid: A liquid that has a flash point of less than 21°C. Class IA flammable liquids have a flash point below 73 °F and a boiling point below 100 °F. Class IB flammable liquids have a flash point below 73 °F and a boiling point greater than or equal to 100 °F. Class IC flammable liquids have a flash point greater than or equal to 73 °F and below 100 °F. Class II combustible liquids have a flash point greater than or equal to 100 °F and below 140 °F. Class IIIA combustible liquids have a flash point greater than or equal to 140 °F and below 200 °F. Class IIIB combustible liquids have a flash point greater than or equal to 200 °F The older term, inflammable is identical in meaning to flammable. To avoid confusion, only use the term flammable. Something that is not flammable is called nonflammable.


B-1 is for a Class B fire, that is, flammable/combustible liquids and gases.


It refers to Class B fires, related to flammable/combustible liquids and gases.


A type b extinguisher puts out a class B fire, i.e., flammable/combustible liquids and gases.


Combustible liquids include, among many others:benzene,gasoline,ethyl alcohol,isopropyl alcohol


The type of fuel or source of heat. For example, A: ordinary combustibles, B: flammable liquids, C: electrical heat source, D: flammable metals, K: combustible cooking media (deep fat)


Five in America, Six in Europe/Australia. American Class A: Ordinary combustibles Class B: Flammable liquids and gases Class C: Electrical equipment Class D: Combustible metals Class K: Cooking oil or fat European/Australasian Class A: Ordinary combustibles Class B: Flammable liquids Class C: Flammable gases Class E: Electrical equipment Class D: Combustible metals Class F: Cooking oil or fat


In the US and international scheme for classifying hazardous materials in transportation, flammable liquids are in Hazard Class 3.


1. Class A - Ordinary combustibles e.g wood, paper etc 2. Class b - flammable and combustible liquids 3. class c - electrical equipment


The primary hazard associated with most flammable liquids is fire.Fire or explosion


Obviously not. Many liquids are flammable.


Storing flammable liquids require safety and precaution. If you plan on storing flammable liquids in a storage unit, it is highly recommended to label the storage units accordingly This will avoid any accidents.



yes, like most of the organic liquids.


Cold Fire is an extinguisher used to put out any types of fires of class A, B or D. Those include ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids, flammable gases, and combustible metals. The fire classes are according to American standards.


They are FLAMMABLE! They can spill and light on fire...scary! :/



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