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November 20, 2009 - Sponsored by ASTM International, Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems technical and professional training course will address topics such as identifying and evaluating hazards in oxygen systems and understanding fundamentals of safe practice in design, materials selection, and operation of oxygen systems. It will also cover recognizing physical principles on which safe practices are based and collecting information needed to cope with fire hazards in oxygen systems.

Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems Focus of ASTM International Training Course

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: November 17, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 17, 2009-"Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems," a unique two-day technical and professional training course sponsored by ASTM International, will be held three times during 2010: March 23-24 in San Diego, Calif.; May 18-19 in West Conshohocken, Pa. (ASTM headquarters); and Nov. 2-3 in Orlando, Fla.

The course will address topics such as identifying and evaluating hazards in oxygen systems; understanding the fundamentals of safe practice in design, materials selection and operation of oxygen systems; recognizing the physical principles on which these safe practices are based; and collecting the information needed to cope with fire hazards in oxygen systems. This course will use ASTM standards and other documents to improve judgment and support decisions about oxygen systems. Selected applications and exercises will be worked out in class.

The course is intended for oxygen process designers, operators and equipment specifiers; oxygen users; SCUBA equipment suppliers; the air separation industry; oxygen hardware manufacturers; and biomedical engineers and respiratory therapists.

The $895 USD attendance fee includes all referenced documents and refreshment breaks.

To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; or visit the ASTM Web site at

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; for details.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686;
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