Spontanous Charcoal Combustion

It seems we are trying to figure out how a pile of stored charcoal can burst into flames. First, embers can stay alive in charcoal for long periods of time because the insulation factors involved. This is even more pronounced in coal mine fires. Even a small amount of air will continue the burn. Hot gases escaping draw fresh air in from cracks and water steam reforms the coal at high temperatures. The presents of […]

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