Fire Risk Analysis Levels.

We offer fire risk analyses at several different levels, ranging from basic consulting on systems and components to formal analysis with comprehensive technical reports. Your customized solutions may also include specialized services like Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Materials Flammability Analysis, and Oxygen Cleaning Review (OCR). Other specialty testing services such as oxygen compatibility testing are available when additional data is required.

  • Level 1: OHC

    Oxygen Hazard Consult

    High-level review intended to provide rapid feedback. Typically appropriate for remote review.

  • Level 2: OHR

    Oxygen Hazards Review

    Same approach as a Level 1 OHC, but includes a short summary report documenting the results.

  • Level 3: OFRA

    Oxygen Fire Risk Analysis

    Our most detailed and extensive oxygen hazards analysis for systems and components.

Fire Risk Analysis Types.

All of our oxygen fire risk analysis services are available in the following types:

  • System-Level

    Analyzes the fucntionality of an oxygen system as a whole. (May include component-level analysis.)

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  • Component-Level

    Analyzes the components indeded for use in oxygen systems.

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  • Materials Flamability Analysis

    Analyzes the materials intended for use in oxygen components.

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Industry Experience.

WHA is experienced in performing hazard analyses for a number of industry applications including:

  • Industrial Oxygen Piping and Equipment:
    • Air Separation Plant Piping and Valves
    • Industrial Processes (Methanol Generation, Ethylene Generation, Gasification Processes)
    • Steel Mill Oxygen Distribution Systems
    • Hydrometallurgy and other Metals Refining Processes
    • Waste water Treatment Plants
  • High-Pressure Oxygen Storage and Distribution Systems:
    • Oxygen Cylinders and Associated Equipment
    • Medical Oxygen Equipment
    • Aerospace Propulsion and Breathing Gas Systems
    • Cylinder Filling Plants
  • Low-Pressure Oxygen Supply Systems:
    • Oxygen Concentrators, Ventilators, and Other Medical Oxygen Systems or Components
    • Hyperbaric Chambers (Consistent with the Oxygen Safety Requirements in ASME PVHO-1)

The OFRA Approach.

Our approach is consistent with industry standards for performing oxygen hazards analysis on systems and components per ASTM (G 88, G-63, G-94, and others), CGA (G-4.4), EIGA (IGC 13/12, 200/17), ISO (ISO 15001) and NASA (TM-2007-213740).

  1. DEFINE MAXIMUM SYSTEM OPERATING CONDITIONS
  2. DEFINE MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
  3. DETERMINE MATERIALS FLAMMABILITY
  4. EVALUATE IGNITION PROBABILITY
  5. ASSESS FIRE CONSEQUENCE
  6. IMPLEMENT CHANGES TO ACHIEVE A LOW PROBABILITY OF IGNITION AND A LOW CONSEQUENCE OF IGNITION.

WHA maintains a unique materials compatibility database to support our analyses, so our recommendations are grounded in real test data, not just expert opinion.

Let’s talk.

We’re in the business of finding answers. Contact us to request a free consultation with one of our experienced engineers. We can help you understand your needs and identify the best options for your organization.

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