Fire is hazardous. Knowing how fire works is a crucial component of fire safety no matter what type of business you work in. The temperature of fire varies depending on where it comes from and what type of fire it is.
Understanding how temperature influences fire will allow you to learn more about it and how it functions in general. We'll look at the temperature of the fire and how to tell what it is in this article.
The temperature and the color
The intensity and color of fire are the two characteristics that make it stand out the most. Because temperature has a direct effect on the color of a flame, you should be able to tell how hot a fire is simply looking at the color of the flames.
Combustion is a chemical process between fuel and oxygen that produces flames when the reaction generates enough heat. Flames change color throughout time, and different areas of the flame may have more than one hue.
Because the heat is strongest at the base of the flame, it frequently burns a different color than the margins or the remainder of the flame. The fiercest flames are blue, followed by white. Yellow, orange, and red are the next most common hues in fires.
It's worth noting that blue is a cool color and red is a hot hue, but this isn't the case for fire. On taps, for example, blue is a cold hue and red is a hot color. The color red is typically observed on the flame's outside border, when the temperature is lower, and blue is the fiercest, highest temperature.
Temperature of the fire
Even though there is a hierarchy of how hot fire is, red flames are not chilly. If you can see flames, it signifies the fuel is burning swiftly and at a high temperature. Even though red flames are weaker, they may still reach temperatures ranging from 525°C to 1000°C. The hue indicates how chilly it is: the lighter the color, the colder it is. A brighter red, closer to orange, will be closer to the 1,000 °C threshold on the scale's upper end.
Temperatures of orange flames range between 1100°C and 1200°C. White flames are hotter, ranging from 1300°C to 1500°C. When the white is brighter, the temperature rises.
The temperature of blue flames with a blue foundation will soon climb, reaching around 2500 °C to 3000 °C. The most visible source of blue flames is a bunsen burner or oven hob. Gas-burning fires, as one might think, reach higher temperatures than wood, paper, or textiles. Businesses that store gas tanks, such as propane, are more likely to experience fires that reach extreme temperatures.