Accession Number : AD0831283

Title :   SAFETY OF MATERIALS IN CONTACT WITH LIQUID OXYGEN,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Keller, E. E.

Report Date : 21 FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Most reducing agents and hydrocarbons in contact with liquid oxygen constitute a potential explosive situation. The only organic oils, greases, waxes, and plastics which appear to be compatible with liquid oxygen are polymers which are entirely fluorinated or which are entirely chlorinated or fluorinated with the mole ratio of fluorine being at least three times that of chlorine. Most mixtures of liquid oxygen with materials are non-hypergolic. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, COMPATIBILITY), LIQUEFIED GASES, OXYGEN, SAFETY, EXPLOSIONS, LUBRICANTS, SEALING COMPOUNDS, PLASTICS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, IGNITION.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE