SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

Is “Lox Clean” Enough?


Inspection of a new liquid oxygen (LOX) component revealed that it was not visibly clean. A sampling procedure was developed to sample the contaminant for chemical analysis, the composition of the contaminant was determined, and the component was cleaned. Finally, an assessment is made of the hazards of using commercially available “LOX CLEAN” cloths, gloves, wipes, etc. The need for standards for “LOX CLEAN” are addressed and the contamination potential to optical systems and critical electronic components is noted.

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Bryan, CJ
Carman, WR
Schehl, TA
Underhill, LD
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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 519–527
DOI: 10.1520/STP17784S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5170-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1461-6