- Volume 15 Issue 3
The aim of this study is to investigate the temperature dependence of the lower explosive limit(LEL) at elevated temperature. The temperature dependence of the lower explosive limit is one of the significant indices of flammability and combustibility. By using the literature data, the new equations for predicting the temperature dependence of the lower explosive limits for paraffinic hydrocarbons are proposed. The values calculated by the proposed equations were a good agreement with the literature data. It is hoped eventually that this proposed equations will support the use of the prediction for the lower explosive limit and the flash points of the flammable mixtures.