Why hydraulic fluids are flammable?

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  • 2 years ago

    The fluids are made from hydrocarbon compounds that will react with oxygen to make CO2 and H2O and release energy in the process ("burn"). Not all such fluids are highly flammable. It depends on the compounds that are present. Low volatility compounds tend to be hard to ignite (the flame process is a gaseous state process, so if no hydrocarbon gas state, no combustion). Many oils don't readily burn and are not "flammable" as per the definition of flammability in hazard terms (dangerous goods terms).

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    they are based on oil.................

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