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    Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres: 13th Volume

    Davis Samuel, Steinberg Theodore
    Published: 2012

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    Seventeen peer-reviewed papers cover the latest research on the ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis and safety. It includes aerospace, military, scuba diving, and industrial oxygen applications.

    Topics cover:
    • Development of safe oxygen systems
    • Ignition mechanisms within oxygen systems and how to avoid them
    • Specific hazards that exist with the oxygen mixture breathed by divers in the scuba industry
    • Issues related to oxygen system level safety
    • Issues related to oxygen safety in breathing systems
    • Detailed investigations and discussions related to the burn curves that have been generated for metals that are burning in a standard test fixture

    This new publication is a valuable resource for professionals in the air separation industries, oxygen manufacturers, manufacturers of materials intended for oxygen service, and users of oxygen and oxygen-enriched atmospheres, including aerospace, medical, industrial gases, chemical processing, steel and metals refining, as well as to military, commercial or recreational diving.

    Table of Contents

    An Elementary Overview of the Selection of Materials for Service in Oxygen-enriched Environments

    Development of a Liquid Oxygen Facility for Rocket Engine Testing

    Development of a Liquid Oxygen Facility for Rocket Engine Testing

    Rudimentary Cleaning Compared to Level 300A

    Flow Friction or Spontaneous Ignition?

    Ignition Testing by Fracture of Oil- and Particle-Contaminated Aluminum Pipes in High Pressure Oxygen at Ambient and Elevated Temperature

    Fire Without Cause of an Oxygen Component With an Aluminum Seal

    Pressure Dependence of Aluminum Ignition in Gaseous Oxygen and Possible Ignition Mechanisms in Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers

    Auto-Ignition and Combustion Properties of Iron/Steel Micro-Particles in Oxygen Atmospheres Heated by Rapid Compression

    Another Dangerous Practice in the SCUBA Diving Community

    Safe for Oxygen but Not for Oxygen-Enriched Gas Mixtures in SCUBA Diving

    Burning of CP Titanium (Grade 2) in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

    Flammability Evaluation of Metals in Piping Configurations Under Flowing Conditions: Hollow-Vessel Promoted Ignition Test

    Situational Non-Flammable Control Valves for Oxygen Service

    Combustion Products of Bulk Aluminum Rods Burning in High-Pressure Oxygen

    A Comparison of Fire Reaction Effects of Halogenated Versus Non-Halogenated Non-Metals in High-Pressure Oxygen Components

    Risk Evaluation Approach for Polymers in Oxygen Breathing Systems

    Development of Burn Curves to Assist With Metals Selection in Oxygen

    Author and Subject Index

    Committee: G04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1561-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7570-9

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7547-1