In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    G04 Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres

    Title: POSTPONED 15th International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

    Dates: Thursday October 29 2020 - Friday October 30 2020

    Location: (To Be Announced)

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    Please note that this symposium has been postponed. We are hoping to reschedule this event for April 2021 in Toronto, ON, Canada, but we have not yet finalized the dates and venue. More information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

    The 15th International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres was rescheduled from April and will now be held Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, the symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the October standards development meetings the committee.

    The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of topics related to fire hazards in oxygen and oxygen-enriched environments from a variety of industries and end-use applications.

    Topics for this symposium may include but not limited to:

    • Oxygen compatibility testing and safe-use criteria for materials
    • Particle impact ignition studies of metals
    • Mechanical impact ignition of nonmetals
    • Adiabatic compression ignition of nonmetals
    • Contaminant-promoted ignition studies of metals and nonmetals
    • Modeling of ignition in metals and nonmetals
    • Metals flammability studies
    • Oxygen fire risk analysis and ignition probability analysis
    • Oxygen fire investigations in liquid and gaseous oxygen equipment
    • Oxygen cleaning studies and methods
    • Fire risks from aging oxygen pipelines and equipment

    Who Should Attend?
    This symposium should be attended by scientists, engineers, and any technical personnel responsible for selecting materials for oxygen systems or equipment, as well as those conducting research on the ignition and fire risk of materials used in oxygen or oxygen-enriched systems.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Registration Information

    Due to the postponement of this event ASTM is currently in the process of issuing refunds for the registration and companion banquet fees. Please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or +1 610-832-9698 if you do not receive your refund within 4 weeks.

    Early Bird Regular Registration
    ASTM Member Fee850.00950.00
    Non-Member Fee950.001050.00
    Presenter Fee850.00950.00
    Session Chair850.00950.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Ted Steinberg, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, email t.steinberg@qut.edu.au, tel: +61 7 3138 5102; or Co-Chair Chair Gwenael Chiffoleau, WHA International, Inc, Las Cruces, NM, USA, email gwenael@wha-intl.com, phone +1 575-523-5623.


    Future Meeting Dates

    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 about future G04 meetings, please visit G04 Future Meetings.


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