Key Components Of the Fire Triangle & the Sources Of Ignition

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Key Components Of the Fire Triangle & the Sources Of Ignition

Key Components Of Fire Triangle are as follows:

  • Fuel,
  • Oxygen and
  • A source of ignition, heat or energy – that must be present for combustion to occur.



Sources of Ignition Included: 

  • Electricity, such as arcing or overheating due to faulty wiring, poor connections or excess current;
  • Chemical reactions such as spontaneous combustion or exothermic reaction;
  • Hot work such as welding or cutting; naked flame or smoldering material perhaps from
  • Discarded smoking materials;
  • Friction caused by, for instance, inadequate lubrication of machinery; and
  • Hot surfaces such as those on cooking or heating appliances.



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