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Training Course to address fire hazards in oxygen systems.

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November 25, 2008 - Sponsored by ASTM, 2-day Technical and Professional Course titled "Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems" will address topics such as identifying and evaluating hazards in oxygen systems; understanding fundamentals of safe practice in design, materials, selection, and operation of oxygen systems; and collecting information needed to cope with fire hazards in oxygen systems. Course will use ASTM standards and other documents to improve judgment and support decisions about oxygen systems.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Training Course on Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems

Press release date: November 21, 2008

Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems Focus of ASTM Technical and Professional Training Course W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 21 November 2008-Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems, a unique two-day Technical and Professional Training course sponsored by ASTM International, will be held three times in 2009: May 19-20 in Houston, Texas; June 16-17 in Atlanta, Ga.; and Oct. 5-6 in Berlin, Germany. 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 October class in Germany is being held in conjunction with the standards development meetings and symposium of ASTM International Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres. 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 attendance fee includes all referenced documents and refreshment breaks. To register or for a free brochure that includes program and registration information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax 610-832-9668; efinn@astm.org). 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; smurphy@astm.org) for details. Established in 1898, 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 around the globe.

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