The Bunsen Burner Types of Flame • The yellow flame is called the safety flame because it can be seen easily. • The blue flame is much hotter, noisy and is used for heating. Lighting a Bunsen burner Steps: 1. Check that the rubber tubing is properly connected to the gas tap. 2. Ensure that the air hole is closed. 3. Light the match. 4. Open the gas tap. 5. Hold the burning match just above the top of the barrel. Observations of a Bunsen burner Airhole Closed Open Noise of flame Colour of Picture of flame Gauze mat What happened to the porcelain?