DANGEROUS DAN & SAFETY SALLY
Don’t worry! I always operate this way! Nothing has ever happened yet! I’m basically lucky! Life’s a lottery!
Anything that can go wrong, will eventually go wrong! I like to analyze operating procedures! Maybe I worry too much?
AUTO-IGNITION OF HYDROCARBONS
Gasoline has a low auto-ignition temperature! It’s really dangerous to get a hot sample of light naphtha! Heavy products are safer to sample! Even if they’re really hot!
Auto-ignition of hydrocarbons
Safety first! But diesel has a lower auto-ignition temperature than gasoline! It’s more dangerous to sample diesel at a high temperature than naphtha!
What, Sally? Everyone knows that gasoline catches fire more easily than heavier hydrocarbons – like diesel!
Sorry, Big Dan! You’re getting confused between flash point and auto-ignition! Flash means the temperature at ...