Why Cleaning for Oxygen Service Is Needed
Cleaning for Oxygen Service, sometimes referred to as Oxygen Cleaning, is a method of cleaning contaminants and particulates from process equipment, fittings and piping intended to transport gases or liquids. This service is typically used in the compressed gas, aerospace, military and other high-purity industries in which contiminant-free processing is required.
Oxygen cleaning helps prevent explosions and fires by removing combustible contaminants such as particles, chemicals and residues that contain hydrocarbons that can cause a fire or an explosion in certain environments. Examples of combustible substances include oils, paper, fiber, dust, waste, dirt and sand. Eliminating these materials also reduces friction, which improves performance, extends the life of the part and decreases the potential for combustion.