STP Published: 2006

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

Editor(s): David B. Hirsch, Robert Zawierucha, Theodore A. Steinberg, Hervve Barthelemy

This new volume provides 32 peer-reviewed papers covering:

Ignition and Combustion of Nonmetals—focuses on the results of an experimental study on the ignition of fire retarded polyurethane foam in oxygen concentrations from 30% to 60%; frictional ignition testing of composite materials; pneumatic-impact ignition of sebum oil film in high-pressure oxygen; and ignition of non-metals in a study conducted to characterize the flammability of commonly used surgical drapes by their oxygen index.

Ignition and Combustion of Metals—presents a study on promoted combustion of metals in ambient and elevated temperatures; high temperature ignition of metals in oxygen; heated promoted combustion tests from the industry-sponsored 98-1 program; study on surface ignition of aluminum in oxygen; and the effect of sample geometry on flammability of carbon steel in oxygen.

Oxygen Compatibility of Components and Systems—discusses a BAM study on the transfer of tests on materials to valves and fittings in real life situations; oxygen compatibility assessment on components and systems; a study on mechanical impact of aluminum cylinders pressurized with oxygen; and an explanation of why the adiabatic compression test was proposed for the qualification of oxygen-compatible equipment such as valves, regulators, and flexhoses.

Analysis of Ignition and Combustion—provides a review on a relatively little investigated ignition mechanism (flow friction).

Failure Analysis and Safety—covers oxygen cylinders; fires in the P-3 aircraft oxygen system; analysis and hazard mitigation of the life-support oxygen system on Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion Spacecraft; investigation of oxygen-acetylene flashback reactions in welding hoses; and analysis tools used to evaluate oxygen hazards and the oxygen compatibility of metals.

Aerospace Applications—discusses electrical arc ignition testing of spacesuit materials; proficiency testing for evaluating aerospace materials test anomalies; comparison of carbon dioxide and helium as fire extinguishing agents for spacecraft; regression rate of the melting interface for iron burning in normal-gravity and reduced-gravity; proactive mitigation of PCTFE-related ignition hazards in oxygen systems; testing of inventoried "at-risk" PCTFE parts, and hazards analyses of corresponding ground service equipment at the Kennedy Space Center

Table of Contents

R Zawierucha

OM Putzeys, AC Fernandez-Pello, DL Urban

S Peralta, K Rosales, MJ Robinson, J Stoltzfus

SA Tapia, SR Smith, F-Y Hshieh, JM Stoltzfus

GW Serrao, MK Micou, GW Sidebotham, GL Wolf

CD Engel, SD Herald, SE Davis

MJ Slockers, R Robles-Culbreth

C Binder, T Kasch, T Brock, U Beck, M Weise, M Sahre

G Chiffoleau, B Newton, NJH Holroyd, S Havercroft

T Suvorovs, NR Ward, R Wilson, TA Steinberg

C Binder, T Kasch, S Lehné, U Beck, M Weise, M Sahre

K Rosales, M Shoffstall, J Stoltzfus

G Chiffoleau, B Newton, NJH Holroyd, S Havercroft

H Barthélémy

TD Gallus, JM Stoltzfus

H Barthélémy

H Barthélémy

J Stoltzfus

PJ Hay, DMC Burns, TA Steinberg

BE Newton, D Pryor, GJA Chiffoleau, H Beeson

ET Forsyth, BE Newton, G Chiffoleau

S Smith, T Gallus, S Tapia, E Ball, H Beeson

D Hirsch, S Motto, G Peyton, H Beeson

Y Son, G Zouein, S Gokoglu, PD Ronney

NR Ward, T Suvorovs, TA Steinberg

JM Waller, HL Julien, BE Newton, HD Beeson

JM Waller, KA Murray, AR Staveland, PD Faughnan, D Tyre, SR Smith, T Gallus, BE Newton, F-Y Hshieh, HD Beeson

A Colson, E Fano

SR Smith, JM Stoltzfus

CD Engel, SD Herald, SE Davis

BE Newton, GJA Chiffoleau

G Chiffoleau, B Newton, T Chou, B Wilson

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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 400
DOI: 10.1520/STP1479-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5513-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3405-8