burning of oxygen

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Offline qazibasit

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burning of oxygen
« on: 27/07/2004 11:52:58 »
if there is fire on an oxygen cylinder what will happen will it burn spontaneously or gradually just like normal methane gas.
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Re: burning of oxygen
« Reply #1 on: 27/07/2004 12:53:32 »
Oxygen is non-combustable as by definition combustion is the rapid oxidation of an element/compound. If you stick a match in the oxygen cylinder, the flame will glow orange, but there will not be an explosion.

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Re: burning of oxygen
« Reply #2 on: 27/07/2004 21:57:38 »
A mixture of methane and oxygen can be highly explosive. The methane will burn at an explosive rate in pure oxygen, unlike air, which is only 20% oxygen.

Oxygen does not burn by itself. For there to be fire you need three things: Fuel, oxidizer, and ignition. Oxygen is the oxidizer.
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Re: burning of oxygen
« Reply #3 on: 28/07/2004 04:31:07 »
If you get a spider in the high pressure side of the oxygen regluator pipe it'll cause a pretty good show.  But not one you'll like if you have to pay for the equipment.

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Re: burning of oxygen
« Reply #4 on: 28/07/2004 07:42:25 »
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Originally posted by tweener

If you get a spider in the high pressure side of the oxygen regluator pipe it'll cause a pretty good show.  But not one you'll like if you have to pay for the equipment.

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Do you mean an arachnid in your oxygen regulator? I suppose it sould happen, if you had the regulator disconnected ftom the cylinder, and the regulator inlet wasn't plugged. Shame!
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Re: burning of oxygen
« Reply #5 on: 29/07/2004 03:04:14 »
quote:
Do you mean an arachnid in your oxygen regulator?


Yes.

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