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ASTM publishes new volume of STP 1561.

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January 25, 2013 - ASTM has announced publication of 13th volume of STP 1561, Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres. Book includes 17 peer-reviewed papers covering latest research on ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis, and safety. Publication addresses aerospace, military, scuba diving, and industrial oxygen applications.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

New Volume of Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres Available from ASTM International

Press release date: January 22, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —ASTM International has announced the publication of a new volume of the compilation, STP 1561, Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres.

The updated 13th volume includes 17 peer-reviewed papers that cover the latest research on the ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis and safety. It includes aerospace, military, scuba diving and industrial oxygen applications.

This new publication is a valuable resource for professionals in the air separation industries, oxygen manufacturers, manufacturers of materials intended for oxygen service, and users of oxygen and oxygen-enriched atmospheres, including aerospace, medical, industrial gases, chemical processing, steel and metals refining, as well as to military, commercial or recreational diving. Topics in the book cover:
• Development of safe oxygen systems;
• Ignition mechanisms within oxygen systems and how to avoid them;
• Specific hazards that exist with the oxygen mixture breathed by divers in the scuba industry;
• Issues related to oxygen system level safety;
• Issues related to oxygen safety in breathing systems; and
• Detailed investigations and discussions related to the burn curves that have been generated for metals that are burning in a standard test fixture.

STP 1561, Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres, is available for $95 USD in print  (320 pages; 6” x 9” soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7547-1; Stock #: STP1561) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7570-9; Stock # STP1561-EB). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org).

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: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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