Volume 3, Issue 4 (April 2006)

    The Adiabatic Compression Test for Type Approval of Components — History and Final Test Protocol

    (Received 17 October 2005; accepted 5 January 2006)

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper explains why this test was proposed for the qualification of oxygen compatible equipment such as valves, regulators, and flexible hoses. This was done to avoid the repetition of accidents or incidents reported by the industry in high pressure equipment. In addition, this paper explains how this test method was developed and improved over the years and how harmonization was reached in the various Standards. Finally, a proposal for future work is outlined.


    Author Information:

    Barthélémy, H
    AL Fellow, Materials, Gas Cylinders, Pressure Equipment and Hydrogen Activities, Air Liquide Group, Paris cedex 07,


    Stock #: JAI13571

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13571

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    Title The Adiabatic Compression Test for Type Approval of Components — History and Final Test Protocol
    Symposium Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres, 2006-10-20
    Committee G04