SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2003

Australia's Contribution to Advancing the State of Knowledge of Oxygen Systems—the Hard Way: A Review of 30 Years' Incident Experience Down Under, 1965–1995


Details are given of incidents, known to the authors, involving xygen. They occurred in Australia and might have escaped northern attention. The fuel and sources of ignition are identified for each incident (with oxygen the given third side of the fire triangle). The lessons learned (or to be learned) are recorded.

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McMahon, B
BOC Process Gas Solutions, North Ryde, NSW, Australia
Nguyen, H
BOC Process Gas Solutions, North Ryde, NSW, Australia
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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 258–267
DOI: 10.1520/STP11593S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5489-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0998-8