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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even
though it operates at temperature greater than 400 degree C ?

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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even though it operates at temperature greater ..

Answer / ibrahim khan

To catch fire, fire triangle's condition, i.e. Fuel, Ignition source, and Oxygen must come in contact. Hence it doesn't catch the fire.

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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even though it operates at temperature greater ..

Answer / rajesh kumar bhagat

Because, to catch fire oxygen is necessary and column works
with no presence of oxygen and air.

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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even though it operates at temperature greater ..

Answer / prashant chalke

fractionating columns at these high temperature are mostly
operated at low pressure or in vacuum hence there is no
chances of taking fire.

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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even though it operates at temperature greater ..

Answer / &#2357;&#2376;&#23

(This answer is purely based on my thermodynamics knowledge i gained till now)
Fire can only be produced in case of a combustion reaction.
And it can take place only if their is any free radical or unstable compound which can react with oxygen. It does not depend on temperature at all. So as fractionating column contains a mixture of two stable compouds, their is no chance of catching fire in the column, what so ever be the temperature.

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Why does a fractionating column does not catch fire even though it operates at temperature greater ..

Answer / rajeshkannan

in order to catch fire for any material it must reach its
auto ignition temperature

Is This Answer Correct ?    7 Yes 18 No

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