When handling oxygen, certain safety and accident prevention regulations must be observed. Oxygen as a medium itself is not combustible. However, in conjunction with a flammable substance such as oil or grease, spontaneous ignition may occur.
Plasma-cleaned products for oxygen applications
In terms of quality assurance, SUCO pays attention to the provision of oil and grease-free individual parts when selecting its suppliers. Trained personnel and operating instructions ensure an oil- and grease-free assembly and calibration of the pressure instruments.
During the switch assembly, it can't be completely avoided that isolated small quantities of lubricating oil or skin grease stick to a workpiece. Since even the smallest oil or grease residues are sufficient to cause a fire or explosion when handling oxygen, SUCO recommends the exclusive use of plasma-cleaned pressure switches and transmitters when handling oxygen or other flammable air-gas mixtures.