SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

The Oxygen Sensitivity/Compatibility Ranking of Several Materials by Different Test Methods


Eleven materials were evaluated for oxygen compatibility using the following test methods: heat of combustion (ASTM D 2015), liquid oxygen impact (ASTM D 2512), pneumatic impact (ASTM G 74), gaseous mechanical impact (ASTM G 86), autogenous ignition temperature by pressurized differential scanning calorimeter, and the determination of the 50 percent reaction level in liquid oxygen using silicon carbide as a reaction enhancer. The eleven materials evaluated were: Teflon® TFE, Vespel® SP-21, Krytox® 240AC, Viton® PLV5010B, Fluorel® E2160, Kel F® 81, Fluorogold®, Fluorogreen® E-600, Rulon® A, Garlock® 8573, nylon 6/6.

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Lockhart, BJ
Hampton, MD
Bryan, CJ
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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 93–105
DOI: 10.1520/STP24922S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5095-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1288-9