Accession Number : AD0768744

Title :   Investigation of Explosion of Portable Liquid Oxygen/Liquid Nitrogen Generating Plant.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Perlman,M.

Report Date : 24 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An investigation was made to determine the possible cause of an explosion in the portable air separation plant operated by the Compressed Gas School, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Virginia. Plant intake air and filtration bed residues were analyzed. A hydrocarbon oil residue was found in the silica gel filtration bed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, EXPLOSIONS), (*EXPLOSIONS, *LIQUEFIED GASES), OXYGEN, NITROGEN, HYDROCARBONS, FLUID FILTERS, PRODUCTION

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE