The ninth volume in this ongoing series features the latest data on oxygen compatibility, safe systems designs, and metallic and nonmetallic ignition and combustion processes. 32 peer-reviewed papers are divided into the following key areas:
Overview--reviews and compares current test methods used in the selection of appropriate materials for use in oxygen service.
Material Selection--investigates the appropriate use and selection of materials in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.
Ignition and Combustion of Nonmetals--discusses the results of studies on the ignition and combustability of various polymeric materials with regard to age, oxidizing environments, and particle impact in high-pressure oxygen.
Ignition and Combustion of Metals--examines ignition and combustion data for various metals at elevated temperatures, including carbon steels, stainless steels, nickel alloys, aluminum, and aluminum alloys.
Analysis of Ignition and Combustion--details theoretical work related to the ignition and combustion of metals and nonmetals in oxygen–enriched atmospheres.
Failure Analysis and Safety--covers forensic analysis of welding and medical regulator fires; training of emergency medical service personal in the U.S., Canada, and France; and the ignition potential of scuba systems.
Structured Packings for Air Separation Plants--provides insight into the controlling mechanisms of the violent energy release and explores ignition-combustion data for aluminum packing and trayed columns in liquid oxygen. It also presents the results of a large experimental program investigating the flammability of brazed aluminum heat exchanger samples in both gaseous and liquid oxygen.
Miscellaneous--includes a mix of subjects relevant to the study of material compatibility in oxygen-enriched atmospheres. Topics begin with a new promoted-ignition combustion system being used to study the flammability of metallic materials in gaseous oxygen and end with the use of autoignition temperature data to statistically predict the ignition sensitivity of nonmetallics when subjected to a pneumatic gaseous impact.
Comparison of the Dimensional Stability of Kel-F 81 and Neoflon CTFE M400H Polychlorotrifluoroethylenes Used in Valve Seat Applications
Beeson H., Haas J., Newton B., Waller J.
Selection of Metal for Oxygen Valves
Barthelemy H., Fano E., Faupin A.
Investigations about Oxygen Fires in Electronic Circuits of Medical Devices
Degenhart R., Kohl H., Morbach A.
Polymer-Oxygen Compatibility Testing: Effect of Oxygen Aging on Ignition and Combustion Properties
Beeson H., Haas J., Waller J.
Ignitability in Air, Gaseous Oxygen, and Oxygen-Enriched Environments of Polymers Used in Breathing-Air Devices, Final Report
Beeson H., Bryan C., Haas J., Hirsch D.
Ignition Resistance of Polymeric Materials to Particle Impact in High-Pressure Oxygen
Forsyth E., Gallus T., Stoltzfus J.
Ignition of Aluminum by Impact in LOX — Influence of Contaminants
Barthélémy H., Mazloumian N., Roy D.
The Presence of Excess Oxygen in Burning Metallic Materials
DeWit J., Steinberg T., Wilson D.
ASTM G 124 Test Data For Selected Al-Si Alloys, Al-Composites, Binary Alloys and Stainless Steels
De Wit J., Haas J., Steinberg T.
Igniter Effects on Metals Combustion Testing
De Wit J., Steinberg T., Stoltzfus J.
Potential Ignition Mechanism of Buna-N O-Rings in Liquid-Oxygen
Newton B., Stradling J., Wilson D.
A Fluid Flow Analysis of the Gaseous Impact Test
Barthelemy H., Ducrocq J., Roy D.
The Mechanisms of Smolder of Cellulosic Materials
Dyakonov A., Grider D., Ihrig A.
Adiabatic Compression of Oxygen: Real Fluid Temperatures
Barragan M., Stoltzfus J., Wilson D.
Modeling the NASA/ASTM Flammability Test for Metallic Materials Burning in Reduced Gravity
Steinberg T., Wilson D.
Failure Analysis of Aluminum-Bodied Medical Regulators
Hull W., Newton B., Stradling J.
Failure Investigation of a Welding Regulator Fire
Beeson H., Hull W., Newton B.
Evaluation of Contaminant-Promoted Ignition in Scuba Equipment and Breathing-Gas Delivery Systems
Beeson H., Durkin R., Forsyth E.
Tests of Combustion of Aluminum Packing and Trayed Columns
Barthelemy H., Fano E., Lehman J.
Flame Spreading and Violent Energy Release (VER) Processes of Aluminum Tubing in Liquid and Gaseous Oxygen Environments
Hansel J., Houghton P., Kuo K., Mench M., Sturges J.
Determination of Hydrocarbon Adsorption on Solid CO2 and N2O in LOX at Ambient Pressure
Lassmann E., Meilinger M.
A Promoted Ignition Combustion Test Apparatus for Evaluating the Flammability of Metallic Materials
Chou T., Henningson R., Lemcoff N.
Determination of Oxidizing Ability of Gases and Gas Mixtures
Dietlen S., Mackrodt B., Schroeder V.
Metals Flammability: Review and Model Analysis
Stoltzfus J., Wilson D.
Test System to Study the Ignition of Metals by Polymers in Oxygen
Shoffstall M., Stoltzfus J.
An Analysis of Autoignition Temperature Round Robin Test Data
Barthélémy H., Binder C., Bryan C., Chou T., Hirsch D.
Predictability of Gaseous Impact Ignition Sensitivity from Autoignition Temperature Data
Beeson H., Bryan C., Hirsch D., Skarsgard E.
Paper ID: STP1395-EB