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flash point

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
The lowest temperature at which application of a flame to the test chamber of a tester causes vapors of the sample in the chamber to ignite. The test can be applied to base fluids being considered for use in an oil mud or a synthetic mud or to any flammable liquid to determine at what temperature an explosion hazard exists. Test methods, established by API and ASTM, include open-cup and closed-cup tests.