Spontaneous Ignition?

Danish Fire

Have you ever heard of spontaneous ignition? Or self-ignition?

Paint filters and solvent rags have the ability to spontaneously self-ignite and this event can lead to damaging home and industrial plant fires. Here’s an interesting insurance report that states Danish fire brigades indicate 6% of industrial fires were caused by this very issue in 2006 alone.

Here’s another enlightening read on this topic: Spontaneous Combustion of Used Paint Filter Study by Iowa Waste Reduction Center – Northern Iowa University.

Spontaneous Ignition? The answer is yes…it does happen.

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