Ignition Tolerance Testing

Fire Triangle showing ignitionMost metals are considered flammable in 100% oxygen above certain pressures. Except for ceramics, most non-metallic materials are flammable at atmospheric pressure in 100% oxygen. If materials must be used at pressures and/or concentrations above their flammability limits, then the material must exhibit ignition tolerance in order for it to safely co-exist with oxygen and ignition mechanisms.

WHA has test systems capable of determining the ignition tolerance of materials and components to specific ignition mechanisms.

More information can be found on these pages:

Metals Minimum Ignition Energy

Mechanical Impact of Medical Oxygen Cylinders

Electrostatic Discharge Ignition in Oxygen