Diesel fuel is assigned a flash point between 100 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The flash point of diesel fuel varies inversely with its volatility. Its higher flash point makes diesel safer to handle and store than gasoline.
Definition of Flash Point
Flash point refers to the lowest temperature a chemical liquid will create a combustible mixture of vapor with the air above it. Flash point is a property used to safely handle and use fuel. A chemical liquid can ignite at its flash point without an open flame as an ignition source.