A BIC lighter is a handheld tool that produces a flame. It is used to light things on fire, like a candle wick. It has a white base, blue body, and steel hood. It has an overall length of 8.3 cm and weighs 2.2 grams. The BIC lighter is made of a base, body, gas, valve, jet, fork, fork spring, flint spring, flint, sparkwheel and hood.
The base attaches to the bottom of the body, and uses a ball to seal the gas reservoir. In the middle of the base is a hole used to fill the gas reservoir when all other parts have been attached together. After the gas reservoir is filled a small ball is placed in the hole to stop the gas reservoir form leaking. The base and ball are a white. It has an overall length of 2.5 cm. It is 1.3 cm wide and sits flush inside the bottom of the body.
The body is the largest part of the BIC lighter, and hold the gas used to fuel the flame. The body encases the base, gas, valve, jet, fork spring, flint, flint spring. It is 7 cm long and 1.6 cm wide. The body is made of a blue plastic. The gas reservoir inside the body is filled through the base at the bottom of the body.
The gas is the fuel source for the flame produced. The gas is filled through a hole in the base into the gas reservoir inside the body. A ball is put into the hole in the base to stop the gas from leaking out. The type of gas used in a BIC lighter is Butane. Butane is made of Carbon (C) and Hydrogen (H), with a Molecular formula of C4H10. The gas flow is regulated by the valve.
The valve regulates flow of gasoline through the jet to control the size of the flame. It is preset to allow enough fuel to provide a flame of a certain height. The valve has a cylinder shape. It goes into the top of the gas reservoir inside the body. The valve is connected to the bottom of the jet.
The jet is a cylinder that sits inside the top of the valve and directs the fuel to be ignited. It...