Oxygen Service


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Hi there, I was curious only I noticed on some of our pressure gauges it states that you should not use it on oxygen service does anyone know why this is and what are the consequences of doing so?

Hi there,

Oxygen and oil make very big bang.

Be very careful when you work on any pure Oxygen equipment. Not sure if it is true but they say even the natural oil on your hands is enough to cause an explosion.

Zacharia, Tomy

Oxygen tends to be highly "oxidizing" at higher pressures and temperatures. Thus oil or other residue can catch fire. The metallurgy of the gauge is not suitable for pure oxygen and will tend to corrode and consequently fatigue and fail faster.

Tomy Zacharia