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Document ID (ISN)102640
CIS number 03-1851
Year 2004
Convention or series no. NTP 630
Author(s) Alonso Valle F.
Title Fire and explosion hazards in oxygen-enriched atmospheres
Original title Riesgo de incendio y explosión en atmósferas sobreoxigenadas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2004. 6p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Oxygen is frequently used in industry or medicine in compressed gas or liquefied form. The objective of this information note is to make users of oxygen aware of the fire and explosion hazards resulting from oxygen-enriched atmospheres. Contents: physical properties of oxygen; uses; containers and colour-coding of gas cylinders; flammability and explosibility characteristics; situations that may give rise to fire or explosion hazards; ignition sources in oxygen-enriched atmospheres; technical prevention measures; oxygen detection methods; training and information of workers; procedures to be followed in the event of fires caused by oxygen; oxygen compatibility with of various materials.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; fire hazards; oxygen; explosive atmospheres; plant safety and health organization; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) compressed gases; liquefied gases; safety and health training; data sheet; explosive atmosphere detection; compatibility
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances