STP1111

    Is “Lox Clean” Enough?

    Published: Jan 1991


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    Abstract

    Inspection of a new liquid oxygen (LOX) component revealed that it was not visibly clean. A sampling procedure was developed to sample the contaminant for chemical analysis, the composition of the contaminant was determined, and the component was cleaned. Finally, an assessment is made of the hazards of using commercially available “LOX CLEAN” cloths, gloves, wipes, etc. The need for standards for “LOX CLEAN” are addressed and the contamination potential to optical systems and critical electronic components is noted.

    Keywords:

    oxygen, compatibility, cleaning, optics, contamination, chemical analysis, sampling, electronics, flammability


    Author Information:

    Bryan, CJ
    materials specialists, John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL

    Carman, WR
    materials specialists, John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL

    Schehl, TA
    materials specialists, John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL

    Underhill, LD
    materials specialists, John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL


    Paper ID: STP17784S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17784S


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