Ignition vs Flashover - What's the difference?

ignition | flashover |


As nouns the difference between ignition and flashover

is that ignition is the act of igniting while flashover is the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.

ignition

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of igniting.
  • The initiation of combustion.
  • A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.
  • Derived terms

    * ignition temperature * false ignition

    flashover

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia flashover) (en noun)
  • The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
  • An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator
  • Derived terms

    *flashover voltage