A WHA Product
Operating a safe oxygen system starts with a clean system, one that’s free of flammable contaminants. WHA’s O2 Clean Inspection Kits are specially-designed to train and assist personnel in the inspection of oxygen piping and equipment for these contaminants using methods consistent with the industry best practice.*
Operating a safe oxygen system starts with a clean system, one that’s free of flammable contaminants such as non-volatile residues (NVR, such as hydrocarbon-based oils and greases) and particulate. WHA’s O2 Clean Inspection Kits are specially-designed to train and assist personnel in the inspection of oxygen piping and equipment for these contaminants using methods consistent with the industry's best practices.*
WHA offers two variations of our O2 Clean Inspection Kit, a Classroom Teaching Kit and a Field Inspection Kit, to best meet your needs for training inspectors and performing field inspections. The Field Inspection Kit includes industry-standard compliant tools required to perform a visual inspection on oxygen equipment, either in the field or in the lab. This includes our state-of-the-art visual inspection tools and personal protective equipment (PPE), as noted below. By comparison, our Classroom Teaching Kit is primarily designed for training personnel on visual inspection methods. It includes all of the Field Inspection Kit items and our Calibration Tools, Solvent Extraction Tools, and an assortment of Classroom Teaching Tools designed to train personnel for performing visual inspections on oxygen piping and equipment.
Both Kits can be used for demonstrations as an ADD-ON to on-site oxygen safety courses and are designed to assist personnel in inspecting oxygen system piping and equipment for contaminants, including NVRs and particulate, using methods consistent with the best industry practice for various oxygen industries. All kits are assembled by oxygen system specialists and shipped in a heavy-duty, watertight Pelican®carrying case.
*Best practices for inspecting oxygen clean parts, piping, and equipment as documented in international standards including CGA G-4.1 Cleaning Equipment for Oxygen Service (Section 11 on inspection), EIGA IGC 33-06 Cleaning of Equipment for Oxygen Service (Section 6 on inspection methods and acceptance criteria), ASTM G-93, Cleaning Methods and Cleanliness Levels for Material and Equipment Used in Oxygen-Enriched Environments (Section 11 on inspection), MIL-STD-1330D, Precision Cleaning and Testing of Shipboard Oxygen, Helium, Helium-Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen Systems (Section 5.13.1 on Visual Inspection Methods), and others.
Inspection Kit Benefits
Inspect Oxygen Piping & Equipment
Utilize qualitative methods of white light, black (UV) light, wipe tests, and water break tests.
Perform Solvent Inspections
Utilize solvent extraction tools to transfer contaminants from application and perform a visual comparison with calibrated solvent sampleset. (Classroom Teaching Kit only)
Identify NVR & Particle Contamination
Utilize visual inspection coupons contaminated with NVR and particulate, prepared and calibrated per ASTM G121. Coupons are provided in stainless steel and carbon steel for comparison. (Classroom Teaching Kit only)
Handle Materials and Tools Safely
Utilize standard personal protection equipment (PPE) for oxygen-clean hardware and inspection tools.
What's Inside: Field Inspection Kit ($1490)
As shown below, the Field Inspection Kit is equipped with tools to inspect oxygen system piping and equipment for contaminants, specifically NVR and particulate, using methods consistent with the best industry practice for various oxygen industries. With these inspection tools, the qualitative visual inspection methods of white light, black (UV) light, and wipe tests can be performed. The UV light supplied with the Field Inspection Kit is a highly portable, state-of-the-art, fixed 365nm wavelength light with an output of 2200 µW/cm2 at 15 inches, more than double the light intensity specified by most oxygen cleaning standards in industry. The white light supplied in the Kit is a small yet powerful high-performance alkaline flashlight with a dual-power output of 250 lumens on high power, and 18 lumens at low power, to increase the effectiveness of visual inspection on various surfaces and inspection distances. A UV light field inspection cover with magnetic clips is included to drape over the inspection area and block out ambient light for more effective inspections. The kit also includes standard personal protective equipment (PPE) for handling oxygen-clean hardware and inspection tools. All kits are assembled by oxygen system specialists and shipped in a heavy-duty, watertight Pelican® carrying case.
|FIELD INSPECTION KIT ($1490)|
|VISUAL INSPECTION TOOLS:
|PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT:
| Carrying Case
What's Inside: Classroom Teaching Kit ($3950)
The Classroom Teaching Kit includes all of the contents of the Field Inspection Kit with the addition of items for training personnel on visual inspection methods, including our Calibration Tools, Solvent Extraction Tools, and an assortment of Classroom Teaching Tools designed to train personnel for performing visual inspections on oxygen piping and equipment. All kits are assembled by oxygen system specialists and shipped in a heavy-duty, watertight Pelican® carrying case.
What are Calibration Tools?
As an option to use for “calibrating” or training personnel who will be performing visual inspections on oxygen piping and equipment, WHA supplies both NVR and particulate contaminant calibration tools in the kit. For calibrating personnel on NVR levels, WHA prepares small stainless steel and carbon steel coupons consistent with ASTM standards** that are contaminated with known levels of different hydrocarbon-based products to provide personnel with a calibrated sample to perform white and black (UV) light visual inspections. Cutting oil, petroleum jelly, and multi-purpose grease are used as WHA’s standard hydrocarbon examples, but these can be customized to your contaminants of concern. Also provided are known sizes of stainless steel and iron particulate, some concentrated on the NVR coupons, some in separate containers, for visual calibration of particulate using white light.
**ASTM G121 Standard Practice for Preparation of Contaminated Test Coupons for the Evaluation of Cleaning Agents
- Plate of nine (9) stainless steel coupons with calibrated quantity of hydrocarbon contaminants for NVR inspection plus control group coupon
- Plate of nine (9) carbon steel coupons with calibrated quantity of hydrocarbon contaminants for NVR inspection plus control group coupon
- Stainless Steel Particulate Samples (in two sizes)
- Carbon Steel Particulate Samples (in two sizes)
- All coupons are consistent with ASTM G121
What are Classroom Teaching Tools?
Along with the Calibration Tools, WHA offers Classroom Teaching Tools to help train inspection, assembly and maintenance personnel. These can be used for hands-on demonstrations to maximize learning. The Training Items include:
- Samples of solvent mixed with hydrocarbons
- Water break test coupons
- Examples of oxygen clean equipment, preserved clean in sealed plastic bags, with labels to indicate oxygen clean.
- Examples of oxygen-compatible thread tape and non-compatible thread tape.
- Example of oxygen compatible lubricant
- Examples of lint-free wipes and non-lint free wipes
|CLASSROOM TEACHING KIT ($3950)|
|Includes all items in Field Inspection Kit, plus:|
|SOLVENT EXTRACTION TOOLS***:
|CLASSROOM TEACHING ITEMS:
*** Solvent and solvent handling PPE is not provided in either kit and should be selected based on the guidelines in ASTM G127 and the associated SDS, respectively.
How do I use the kit?
WHA offers specific training on performing visual inspections on oxygen piping and equipment. Refer to the WHA training course catalogue for more information. WHA’s training provides practical “how-to’s” regarding our oxygen clean methodology. We teach white light and black light visual inspection techniques along with the most widely used acceptance criteria from CGA G-4.1, EIGA IGC 33-06, ASTM G-93, and others. This training is currently offered on-site only to groups with 15 or more and is typically paired with our Level 2: O2 Practice course.
Upgrade to the portable, yet more permanent darkroom to optimize black light inspection. All standard kits include a custom-made black (UV) light inspection cover, but the darkroom will create an enclosed environment void of white light for higher quality visual inspections. While sturdy enough to accept power (for additional lighting), this darkroom also folds into a tote bag for the next job.
- fits one or more inspectors
- creates weather-proof environment
- accepts electrical
Upgraded Portable UV Light
Upgrade your UV light in the Inspection Tools to one of the most powerful field inspection lights available. It’s also highly portable and rechargeable. . This state-of-the-art light provides a UV-A intensity of 18,000 µW/cm2 at a distance of 15 in (38 cm), which is more than 18 times the intensity required by most oxygen cleaning standards. Perfect for inspecting long pipelines or surfaces farther away from the light source. Comes with an AC charger and rugged carry case and a rubber lamp protector for durability in the field. Upgrade from UV-light typically supplied in Kit is $500.