How To Prevent A Gas Explosion In A Room With Cfcs

If you’re a gas furnace owner, keep this in mind, too.

If you use a gas furnace, keep this in mind, too. In a few decades, electricity will likely come and go, so the gas fireplace should be used when gas lines are down and gas leak detectors and monitoring systems are not in use. Even if the electrical system goes down, keep a gas flame burning near your exhaust vent to keep a warm flame ready for another day or two.

A gas fireplace can actually help prevent a fire from starting. The heat from a gas flame can burn away the chemicals, soot and other flammable stuff that are present in a room before a fire could possibly develop in that room. That fire would not exist, however, if the gas flame had not been there the whole time!

A few weeks later, I decided that I’d had enough of this particular room and asked that it be renovated. I bought new furnishings and appliances but kept the gas fireplace and the coal logs because they are what really made me feel at home.

I also installed more electrical outlets and switches to make my life easier while cleaning that particular bedroom and office. This was a good opportunity for a refresher on one of the key aspects of the safety of gas furnaces: a fire extinguisher and a gas detector . In a small space like this one, you really need to be able to get to the gas detector without a second thought .

And in this article, I’m going to tell you how to keep a gas stove safe to use.

Let’s take a look from the inside at this very tiny room in terms of the way gas is fired. Notice that the stove is turned on, the burners are off and water runs from the taps over the base of the stove into a bucket that has a small opening near the bottom. If anyone in that room were to go to work, it might be an hour before they came back to their bedroom with a bucket overflowing with boiling water. Then, at lunch, they might have a water-frying fire while they were eating and would feel the full effects of the fire before they could even get out of the bedroom . That’s why gas-burning appliances are usually used in large apartments: the hazards of fires in smaller spaces are much smaller and you can get out so easily.

So…what happens within the combustion chamber when there’s a fire in there?

A Gas Flame Can Be Ignited When It Starts To Smolder

The gases created by the combustion of fuel in a gas flame can be ignited when they cool and solidify. When that occurs–as happened in our stove-and-bucket example on this page–sparks of gas are flying outward, and flames rise to the surface of the liquid fuel, and the heat from that ignited fuel causes the gas to solidify .

Some of the materials that ignite in a gas flame are common chemicals such as acetylene, dimethyl sulfoxide , methyl carbonate , ethylene glycol and methyl ethyl ketone . In addition, some flammable liquids, such as ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol, and some solvents, such as benzene and toluene, can be volatile gases when they are vaporized . The latter are commonly used for degreasing products and in the gas-fired furnaces I’ve discussed above.

When liquid combustion is in progress . Note the flame and the glowing liquid fuel .

As the liquid fuel boils, a lot of gas will be gushing out, and since the flame is close at hand, it catches the glowing flame and ignites the gas.