What Does Pyrophoric Materials Mean?
Pyrophoric materials are compounds that have the ability to ignite spontaneously in the air. Technically, they are defined as materials that will ignite at temperatures below 54.5 degrees celsius (130 degrees fahrenheit), as many chemicals will burn at a high enough temperature. They may also ignite on contact with water and moisture. Handling such materials without following proper safety procedures can result in serious damage to property and possible injury.