Oxygen Safety Solutions

Your Oxygen Safety Experts

WHA International, Inc. has led the industry of oxygen safety since 1987. Many of our engineers come directly from NASA, where modern oxygen safety was borne out of the Space Program. Our consultants are internationally-recognized authorities on oxygen safety and are uniquely equipped to address your specific concerns.

When oxygen industry leaders need expertise, they turn to WHA for technical consulting and training. Our clients include each of the major gas suppliers around the world.

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Data-Driven Oxygen
Safety Solutions

We help analyze, design, test, train, and clean oxygen systems and components for every industry. Our data-driven solutions are backed by decades of oxygen testing and forensic engineering experience.

Oxygen Failure Analysis

Discover the root cause of oxygen fires through data-driven analysis.

Oxygen Fire Risk Analysis

Analyze the risks of materials, components, and systems designed for oxygen service.

Oxygen Testing

Test your materials and components for qualification, compatibility, and conformance.

Oxygen Safety Training

Equip your staff with cutting-edge oxygen safety training and customizable multi-level content.

Oxygen Cleaning

Outsource your precision oxygen cleaning to WHA or optimize your own process.

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We Literally Help Set The Standards

Our oxygen safety consultants have helped develop numerous international standards governing oxygen system design, materials selection, cleaning, and materials compatibility testing. These include related standards from ASTM, CGA, EIGA, NFPA, NASA, SAE, and ISO. We maintain leadership positions in these organizations, including serving as a technical contact for ASTM Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres.

WHA International is ISO certified, indicating our entire organization meets rigorous standards for testing and cleaning of customer equipment.

We Serve Every Industry That Uses Oxygen

WHA’s consultants have investigated fires, analyzed systems, tested components, and trained personnel in over 48 countries across the globe and in every industry that uses oxygen, including:

  • Industrial Gas Distribution
  • Oil and Gas Refining and Mining
  • Petrochemical Production
  • Aircraft (Military and Commercial)
  • Space Exploration (NASA and Commercial Space Flight)
  • Healthcare and Breathing Gases
  • Air Separation and Gas Production
  • Welding/cutting Industrial Equipment and Machinery
  • Safety Engineering
  • Legal and Insurance

Oxygen Safety Training Events

Register now for upcoming safety training courses or schedule your corporate training event customized for your unique needs and systems.

In-Person Oxygen Safety Training: Level 4 (Las Cruces)

WHA’s Level 4: O2 Analyze course is known throughout industry as the most comprehensive and…

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Virtual Oxygen Safety Training Series: Level 2-4

We’re inviting industry to attend a virtual training event with multiple days of cumulative content…

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Oxygen Industry Experts

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"WHA International is our primary source for technical answers from experts who have done years of failure investigations ...”

Eric Burgett, Engineering Manager

Emerson-Tescom

"[WHA's Oxygen Safety Training] was well organized, very relevant to our interests, very good use of real world anecdotes. Incredibly knowledgeable instructor with great delivery. One of the best short-courses I’ve had, possibly the best."

Jeff Glines

Navair

"WHA has always provided professional, best-in-class support and quick response... Their insight has been a valuable resource in optimizing our products for oxygen service.”

Kevin Smith

Flowserve Oxygen Valve Evaluation Team

“Barry Newton and his team at WHA are not only dedicated scientists but also first-class forensic investigators. They take on the most difficult projects and work through them with the requisite scientific rigor...”

Elizabeth "Betsy" Bonvillain Kamin

Clark Hill Strasburger

Oxygen Industry Insights & Case Studies

Case Study: Fire Station Medical Oxygen Cylinder Fire

A medical oxygen cylinder experienced a catastrophic failure and burnout during a routine fire station equipment check

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Advancing Large-Scale Electrolyzer Safety

Electrolyzer safety is becoming increasingly important as the industry undergoes significant change to meet the growing demand…

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Real world oxygen fire evidence underscores the need for safety

Over 30+ years of investigating oxygen fires at WHA International, Inc., we have documented hundreds of incidents and related fire-damaged artifacts.

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consultation

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