A chemical 'flash fire' is the combustion or burning of flammable vapors or gases; typically occuring in enclosed or confined spaces. A flash fire is the ignition of a gas in the air generating radiant heat energy. Flash fires generate extreme temperatures, of approximately 1200 - 1500Fº (649-816º C) for a short period of time (5-10 seconds). Go to top
A flash fire is an unexpected, sudden intense fire caused by ignition of flammable solids (including dust), liquids, or gases. It is characterized by high-temperature, short-duration, considerable shock waves, and a rapidly moving flame front.