Historical Perspective on Identifying and Controlling Spontaneous Combustion

  • Xinyang Wang


This chapter summarizes the experimental, theoretical, and preventive methods on identifying and controlling spontaneous combustion. Classic experimental methods for evaluating lability of self-heating are reviewed including USBM method, adiabatic method, isothermal and CPT methods, and thermoanalytical method which involves TG, DTA, and DSC. Theoretical techniques including kinetic model, Arrhenius reaction rate model, shrinking core model, and numerical model are presented. Tube bundle system (TBS), gas chromatography (GC) and fire ratios for monitoring system and inert gas injection, sealant technology, and chemical retardant for mitigation measures are summarized.


Experimental method Arrhenius reaction Kinetic method Numerical modeling Gas monitoring system Fire ratios 


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  1. 1.Department of Safety EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina

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