STP1319: Failure of Stainless Steel Check Valve in Oxygen Service

    Rago, JJ
    Materials Engineer, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, PA

    Pages: 5    Published: Jan 1997


    Abstract

    Past fires in check valves in oxygen service have yielded clear internal damage. In a recent failure, most of the valve internals, including polymers, were undamaged and evidence of fire was confined to an O-ring and groove that was downstream of threads. An apparent key causal factor was evidence of silicone grease present.

    Keywords:

    oxygen, flammability, fire, TFE, Viton®, stainless steel, silicone


    Paper ID: STP12044S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12044S


    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.