Experimental exploration of discrepancies in F-number correlation of flammability limits

J Hazard Mater. 2003 Jun 27;100(1-3):27-36. doi: 10.1016/s0304-3894(03)00111-0.


Flammability limits measurement has been made by ASHRAE method for some 20 kinds of combustible gases and vapors. These compounds have been selected mainly because the literature values of flammability limits are not consistent with the F-number calculated ones [J. Hazard. Mater. A 82 (2001) 113]. As a result, it has been found that the newly obtained values of flammable range are classified into three groups. For the first group of compounds, the present values agree well to the literature values. For the second group, the present values do not agree to the literature values but agree with the calculated ones. For the third group ones, the present values neither agree to the literature values nor to the calculated ones. There are 4, 13, and 6 compounds in the respective groups.

MeSH terms

  • Fires*
  • Gases / classification*
  • Materials Testing*
  • Reference Values
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Assessment
  • Volatilization


  • Gases