Accession Number : ADA320841

Title :   Oxygen System Hazards Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Feb-30 Sep 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stoltzfus, Joel

PDF Url : ADA320841

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The NASA White Sands Test Facility was requested by the USAMMDA to perform an oxygen hazard analysis on the Genox CT-1 Oxygen Generation and Distribution System (OGDS), manufactured by Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI). An oxygen hazards analysis was performed per WSTh-Th-713 and in accordance with ASTM G 63, ASTM G 88, and ASTM G 94. Several subsystems were analyzed to thoroughly investigate and identify potential oxygen-related hazards in the OGDS system. It was determined by the WSTF Oxygen Hazards Analysis Team that no major oxygen hazards exist in this system to prevent its use in the given environments. However, several recommendations were made to enhance the system's resistance to an oxygen fire and provide a safer operating environment.

Descriptors :   *HAZARDS, *OXYGEN, *COMBUSTION, *OXYGEN GENERATORS, METALS, LOW TEMPERATURE, INDUSTRIES, RESISTANCE, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, FUELS, SAFETY, IGNITION, FIRES, TEST FACILITIES, GASKETS, OXYGEN EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE