Hazardous Combustion Product


Definition - What does Hazardous Combustion Product mean?

A hazardous combustion product is a term used to refer to the chemicals that are formed as a material burns. Such chemicals may be toxic, cancerous, flammable or have other hazards. The chemicals released and their amounts may vary, depending on the temperature, the amount of oxygen available and other conditions. Hazardous combustion products may accelerate atmospheric corrosion.

Corrosionpedia explains Hazardous Combustion Product

Hazardous products are the end product when fuels, such as hydrocarbons and other harmful chemicals, remain after the process of combustion. These products are often released and scattered into the atmosphere. Knowing which chemicals are formed allows personnel to plan an appropriate response to a fire involving the material because the chemicals produced can prove to be a danger to workers and firefighters.

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