Scale for measuring temperature that originated with Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in the 1700s. Defined by the temperature at which water freezes (32
|Fire hazard|| |
Any situation in which a risk of fire is present, whether that pertains to the presence of combustible substances, a ready source of ignition or of elevated concentrations of oxydizers.
|Fixed gas detection|| |
See Stationary Gas Detection.
|Flame detection|| |
Flame detection works through IR, near-IR, UV analysis or similar techniques, thermal imaging and/or image recognition, through ionization detection or with thermocouple sensors. Flame detectors are used for fire alarms, process control, and cooking and heating systemes.
|Flammable Gas|| |
A gas is classified as extremely flammable if it is ignitable when in a mixture of 13% or less by volume in air at 20
|Flash Point|| |
The lowest temperature at which the vapours of a volatile substance ignite when given an ignition source.
|Fuel Cell Electrochemical Sensor|| |
An electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel and an oxidizing agent into electricity through a pair of redox reactions. In gas detection, carbon monoxide and alcohol sensors (for breathalyzers) can be made using the fuel cell principle.