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Materials and Components Testing

Materials and Components Testing

Titanium Alloy Burning in 8 psia Oxygen Titanium Alloy Burning in 8 psia Oxygen

Materials and components testing for oxygen systems has been a main focus of the WSTF Laboratories since its inception. As a result, WSTF has provided technology transfer for thousands of materials, and has developed a unique expertise in metals testing. WSTF's distinguished data analysis staff offers guidance in choosing the most cost-effective training for the customers' specific needs.

Materials Testing

WSTF performs oxygen system materials testing to ASTM standards in ignition, flammability, and reaction effects (See also ASTM and NASA Standard Testing).

Ignition standard testing includes:

  • Pneumatic Impact for Materials (NASA STD 6001 Test 14)
  • Ambient Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Mechanical Impact (ASTM G 86)
  • Pressurized LOX and Gaseous Oxygen (GOX) Mechanical Impact (NASA STD 6001 Test 13)
  • Particle Impact
  • Frictional Ignition
     
Forced Ignition of contaminated welding regulators resulted in burn through. Forced Ignition of contaminated welding regulators resulted in burn through.
Flammability standard testing includes:
  • Autogenous Ignition (ASTM G 72)
  • Oxygen Index (ASTM D 2863)
  • Promoted Combustion (NASA STD 6001 Test 17)

Reaction effects standard testing includes:

  • Heat of Combustion (ASTM D 240)

Component Testing

If the hazard analysis results indicate component testing is required, we provide the following component tests:

  • Forced Ignition
  • Pneumatic Impact to the European standard (EN 10524)
  • Particle Impact
  • System Configuration
Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Judy Corbett