Acronyms & Terms Glossary

Flash Fire

A fire that spreads by means of a flame front rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as a dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure. Flash fires produce relatively short term thermal hazards with negligible overpressure (blast wave) and burn through a pre-mixed vapor cloud largely horizontally as a vertical ""wall of flame"".

Flash fires are considered during facility siting studies or consequence modeling conducted by aeSolutions' experienced modelers. Modeling helps companies identify the flammable and/or toxic consequences and impacts to receptors due to a chemical release.