New Delhi. In this era of Corona, social distancing and sanitizing other things including hands has become a habit. People use sanitizers in homes as well as in cars.Sanitizer) so that they can sanitize their hands in the car while commuting. Even if a person is sitting in the car, then after his departure, people keep a bottle of sanitizer in the car for the car seat handle and other things. But do you know that doing so can also be dangerous. You have been told many times about keeping the sanitizer in the car, it is not right especially in the summer season and with some mistakes. A similar incident happened in the US when a car caught fire due to which the driver tried to sanitize the hand while smoking. So what are the things that are very important to keep in mind so that the sanitizer kept in the car does not become the cause of fire. Let us know the answer of all your questions
Can sanitizer catch fire?
The answer is yes, it can hold because hand sanitizer contains 90 percent alcohol. Although it depends on many companies 70 to 80 percent also remains. It is ethyl alcohol, which has a state of self-ignition only when the temperature rises to 363 ° C. Therefore, even after just keeping it in the sun or in high temperature of the car, it cannot catch fire on its own.
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Then how likely is the car to catch fire?
Experts say that the probability of fire is 100 percent. But that is when you will be careless. For example, its boxing is air tight. So always keep in mind that never keep it loose. Because if it is loose or if the bottle kept in the car is open then there is danger. This is because the ethyl alcohol contained in the sanitizer has a flash point of 21 degrees Celsius. In this temperature, if the sanitizer is open or its lid is loose, then it will start flying as steam. If it is in the car in this condition, then it will definitely remain inside due to lack of open environment and the car will be in the form of a gas chamber, in which the slightest spark will catch fire.
also keep this in mind
Do not burn any flammable object immediately after using the sanitizer. Even after sanitizing the car key, put it in the engine to start the car. Wait for at least ten seconds or till it dries up. Also tell the maid coming in the house not to start the gas immediately after sanitizing the hands.
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