While oxygen tanks are a life-saving medical device and an important part of many industrial processes, they can also be highly dangerous and combustible when handled or stored improperly. Oxygen tank malfunction is a serious issue because oxygen-aided fires are very difficult to extinguish and they tend to burn longer and hotter that traditional fires. As a result, oxygen tank safety is highly important in medical and industrial facilities. Common causes of explosions and fires related to the use of oxygen include:
While small leaks may not seem too concerning, they can be quite dangerous. Even a slight elevation in the oxygen percentage of air can result in a more flammable environment. The greatest risks include patients or industrial works setting their hair and clothing on fire.
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