By Little Pro on 2016-01-13 Views: Update:2017-01-18
Auto-ignition temperature is the lowest temperature at which a chemical will spontaneously ignite in a normal atmosphere without an external source of ignition, such as a flame or spark. You can often find it in the section 9 of safety data sheets.
Knowing the auto-ignition temperature of a chemical is very important for its storage & transport. If a chemical has a low auto-ignition temperature, it shall be handled very carefully to avoid fire.
Auto-ignition test can be conducted for gases, solids and liquids. Under REACH, this study does not need to be conducted: