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O2 Design - On-Site

O2 Design - On-Site-

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Course Description

This course provides more technical content for system engineers, designers, process specialists, and those responsible for managing the technical aspects of oxygen systems. The objective of this course is to train personnel on the critical aspects of oxygen system design including material compatibility, ignition mitigation, and fire risk reduction.

Students will be taught the oxygen hazards and fire risk analysis (OHFRA) tool (based on industry standards from ASTM, CGA, and others) and learn how to evaluate oxygen hazards in systems as well as perform system safety audits. Our on-site O2 Design course is presented in a 2-day format with an optional 3rd day that can be devoted to analyzing the hazards of a client’s specific system or applying the OHFRA tool to various case studies (see Level 4)

Key Content

  • Fundamentals of the oxygen fire hazard
  • Examples of oxygen fires in industry
  • Risk management applied to the oxygen fire hazard
  • Materials selection: metals and nonmetals
  • Ignition mechanisms in gaseous and liquid oxygen
  • Design methods to mitigate ignition
  • Oxygen system cleaning and visual inspection
  • Application of the Oxygen Hazards and Fire Risk Analysis (OHFRA) tool



Goals & Outcomes

The learning goal of this course is to explain the fundamental principles required to effectively design safe oxygen systems.

The student will understand the oxygen fire hazard, examine our risk management approach, compare materials compatibility, and identify ignition mechanisms in order to apply proven design methodologies and oxygen cleaning strategies that mitigate fire risk. Students will begin to analyze oxygen fire risk by outlining WHA's Oxygen Hazards & Fire Risk Analysis (OHFRA) method.


Intended Audience

  • Process engineers
  • System designers and engineers
  • Material and process personnel
  • Safety engineers and managers