self-ignite

self-ignite

vb (intr)
1. to ignite or catch fire spontaneously without any external spark or flame
2. (Automotive Engineering) (of diesel oil) to ignite when under pressure without any external spark

self′-ignite′



v.i. -ig•nit•ed, -ig•nit•ing.
to ignite without spark or flame.
[1940–45]
self′-igni′tion, n.
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Oil left on towels starts house fire COTTON towels or cloths used to clean up oil can self-ignite and set tumble driers on fire.
Oil cake / oil seeds stacks may self-ignite because of heat produced by bacterial fermentation of the stack including other large number of factors.
Aviation authorities have long known that the batteries can self-ignite, creating fires that are hotter than 1,100C.
The batteries can self-ignite, creating fires that are hotter than 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit (593 degrees Celsius).
District Manager for Gateshead Steve Stokoe, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "Given the right atmosphere and the right amount of ventilation, materials soaked in products such as linseed oil can self-ignite and become extremely dangerous."
For some reason, the units controlling the buildings' boilers wouldn't self-ignite. Since the buildings are heated by hot water supplied by those boilers, supply lines run throughout the facility into every room.
"Large piles of combustible material are prone to self-ignite, because heat builds up within the pile and has nowhere to escape.
EonCoat also has a flame spread rating of zero, which means that flame can be directly exposed to its coated surface and it will not catch fire unless enough heat is generated to make the substrate behind the coating self-ignite and the ceramic coating does not release any fumes when exposed to fire.
Since there is normally no additional means for ignition (such as the spark plug in gasoline engines), the fuel must self-ignite (auto-ignition).
Here, during Scarpia's sacrilegious railings at the end of Act I (in counterpoint to the choir's Te Deum) Bauer's simple forest of cathedral pillar candles self-ignite in an unqualified coup de theatre.
We sought a material that would be tough enough to withstand the hardships of a firefighterCOs job, yet light enough for the wearer to manoeuvre easily, with no compromise on design or safety.C[yen] DSM said that it worked closely with Austrian-based Advanced Polymer Compounds (APC) a company specialised among other things in formulating and testing recipes in compounding processes, and succeeded in meeting the technological challenge of developing a product that does not self-ignite, drip or delaminate at temperatures of up to 250[euro]centsC.
If the resulting value [SZ.sup.b] < 100 then according to Olpinski coal does not tend to self-ignite, at [SZ.sup.b] > 100 it does.