Combustion Theory

Combustion Theory

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the different types of fossil fuels commonly used in an industrial setting, and explain some characteristics of the fuels. In addition, you will be able to describe the elements and conditions that must be present for fuel combustion to take place. • Describe the basic chemical composition of fossil fuels • Describe how the three elements of the fire triangle and a sustained chemical reaction release stored chemical energy from the fuel • Define the following terms as they pertain to combustion: – Chemical energy – Hydrocarbon • Describe the difference between flash point and fire point • Describe three types of combustion