WHA performs component-level oxygen fire risk analyses by evaluating the component’s internal oxygen-wetted piece-parts, including their flammability, potential ignition mechanisms, fire propagation, ignition consequence, and likelihood of fire based on history of use.  Material compatibility is based on relevant test data from standard testing and custom testing. If data is not yet available, additional material flammability analysis services may be required.

WHA is experienced in performing hazard analyses for a number of component types including:

  • Valves (Ball, Globe, Butterfly, Gate, Plug, Needle, Safety, Check, Flow Control)
  • Regulators
  • Valve Integrated Pressure Regulators (VIPR) or Integrated Valve Regulator (IVR)
  • Compressors
  • Medical Equipment: Portable Oxygen Cylinder/Regulator Setups, Ventilators, Concentrators
  • Diving Equipment: Regulators, Nitrox Systems
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding Equipment
  • Liquid Oxygen Vessels
  • Specialty Designed Oxygen Components/Systems

Fire Risk Analysis Levels.

Component level risk analysis may be offered as part of a larger system level analysis. It may also include material flammability analysis. Oxygen fire risk analysis services are available at the following levels.

  • 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.

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