Accession Number:

AD0272377

Title:

STUDY OF LIQUID OXYGEN CONTAMINATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC ALLENTOWN PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the physical, chemical and mechanical relationships involved in developing realistic specification parameters for the application of O to missiles. The significant sources and degree of contamination are supplied as a background survey and the current specifications for liquid O and ground support EQUIPMENTARE DISCUSSED. Recommendations for liquid O specifications and for equipment operation are presented. Sources and mechanisms for ignition of liquid O systems, factors related to solid contaminants, cleaning and purification of O equipment and handling systems are included. Safety standards were developed for use with high pressure O and He gases for later incorporation in the Liquid Propellant Safety Manual published by the Liquid Propellant Information Agency. A three-month analytical survey made at Cape Canaveral is summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE