Real-world evidence underscores oxygen risks


With over 30+ years of investigating oxygen fires at WHA International, Inc. (WHA), we have documented hundreds of incidents and related fire-damaged artefacts.

These items range from small regulators to large industrial valves and piping. Some items are mostly intact, while others are largely consumed and barely recognisable. Regardless of where they came from, each represents a unique case study from a real-world oxygen fire incident. While many of these incidents came at the tragic cost of human lives, their subsequent investigations resulted in better understanding and improvements in industry.

Today, these investigations and their artifacts provide continual opportunities for our engineers and investigators to analyse and evaluate the intricacies of the fire patterns, much of which we discuss in our technical training courses. Many of them also inform industry reports and papers published through entities like ASTM International. They each provide an important reminder of the hazards of working with oxygen. 

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