Contaminants in Liquid Oxygen as Related to Safety in Liquid Oxygen Production and Distribution Equipment

  • C. D. Arrick
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 3)


If suitable precautions are taken in production and distribution, there is very little hazard from the traces of combustible contaminants present in liquid oxygen. However, these contaminants could contribute to serious fires or explosions if they are allowed to increase to dangerous levels.


Liquid Fraction Hydrocarbon Content Combustible Material Dangerous Level Liquid Oxygen 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. D. Arrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Union Carbide CorporationLinde CompanyTonawandaUSA

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