Accession Number : ADA302227

Title :   Oxygen System Hazards Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Dec 94-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION LAS CRUCES NM WHITE SANDS TEST FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Stoltzfus, Joel M.

PDF Url : ADA302227

Report Date : 26 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Because most materials, including metals, burn in oxygen-enriched environments, hazards are always present when using oxygen. Most materials ignite at considerably lower temperatures in oxygen-enriched environments than in air, and, once ignited, combustion rates are greater in oxygen-enriched environments. Many metals burn violently in oxygen-enriched environments when ignited. Lubricants, tapes, gaskets, fuels, and solvents can increase the possibility of ignition in oxygen systems.

Descriptors :   *HAZARDS, *OXYGEN, *OXYGEN EQUIPMENT, METALS, LOW TEMPERATURE, RATES, COMBUSTION, SOLVENTS, IGNITION, LUBRICANTS, GASKETS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE