G04 Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres
    Title: Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres
    Dates: Wednesday September 19 2012 - Friday September 21 2012
    Location: Concordia University; Montreal, QC
    Event Name: G04 September 2012 Meeting

    About The Event
    Technical Program
    Registration Information
    Continuing Education Units
    Technical Chair Contact Information
    Hotel Information
    Standards Development Meetings
    Future Meeting Dates


    The Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres to be held September 19-21, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, the symposium will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in conjunction with the September 17-18 standards development meetings of Committee G04. Special ASTM hotel rates are available at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.

    The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments and other oxidizer systems. These ideas involve improving safety for manufacturing, safe use, and current research conducted related to oxygen, oxygen-enriched atmospheres and non-oxygen oxidizer systems. Papers on any topic related to the objective are requested. Past symposia have elicited numerous papers on the following topics:

    • New Test Methods to Define Material Safety for Use in Oxygen Environments
    • Potential Causes and Effects of Metals Burning in Oxygen Systems
    • New Design Practices of Safer Oxygen System Operations
    • Flammability of Polymers in Oxygen and Oxygen-Enriched Environments
    • Case Histories and Evaluation of Fire Incidents
    • Materials Selection, Design and Operation Issues Related to Oxygen and Oxidizer Systems
    • Principles for Safe Design of Oxygen Components, Systems, and Manufacturing Plants
    • Combustion Rates of Materials in Oxygen and Oxygen-Enriched Environments
    • Toxicity of Combustion Products in Oxygen Fires
    • Flammability of Materials in non-Oxygen Oxidizer Environments
    • Mathematical Modeling of Combustion Processes in Oxygen-Enriched Environments

    Who should attend?
    This symposium will be attended by a wide variety with an interest in oxygen and other oxidizers, including: (a) scientists and engineers who are conducting research in oxygen, oxygen-enriched and other oxidizer systems, (b) engineers and practitioners involved with the design and operation of oxygen and oxidizer systems, (c) managers who oversee oxygen, oxygen-enriched and oxidizer systems, (d) medical device manufacturing managers and designers, and (e) Scuba equipment manufacturers and users. This has historically included engineers and scientists from government aerospace agencies, scientists from universities and research institutions, and consultants and practitioners involved with industrial and medical applications of oxygen and oxidizers. All individuals involved with the design and operation of oxygen and oxidizer systems will benefit from attending the symposium.

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names


    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes September 12. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    - the Wednesday evening welcome reception (cash bar),
    -the Thursday night dinner and
    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions, but does not include the STP described above. Social events, Food functions, etc.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610 -832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Session Chair
    Student Fee


    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.


    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Samuel Eddie Davis, NASA, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA, email:, telephone 256-544-2490.

    Participants outside of the USA can also get information from one of the following:
    Ted Steinberg, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, email,
    tel: +61 7 3138 5102
    Christian Binder, BAM, Germany, email:, tel: +49 30 8104 1219
    Hervé Barthélémy, Air Liquide Corp., France, email


    The G04 Symposium will be held at the Concordia University, Wednesday, September 19 - Friday, September 21, 2012.

    Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, GM-905
    Montreal, QC H3G 18M
    Tel: 514-848-2424

    The G04 Meeting will be held at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.

    Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
    1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
    Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7, Canada
    Tel: 514-878-2000

    Sleeping rooms for both events are blocked at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal.
    Room Rate – $199.00 single/double (CAD)
    Resevation Cutoff Date: August 3, 2012

    To book your reservations go to Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-325-3635.


    Meeting schedules of Committee G04 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jen Rodgers at or tel: 610-832 -9694.


    Committee G04 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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