Any component that is used in an oxygen enriched environment (>22.5 vol%) requires specialized cleaning. Failure to do so could lead to an oxygen fire, an explosion and even death. The image depicted on the left shows hydrocarbons, which are normally not visible to the naked eye, fluorescing under high powered ultraviolet light. When in contact with oxygen and under certain conditions, these hydrocarbons can pose a serious risk.
Scrupulous cleaning is the most fundamental fire safety measure that can be applied to oxygen systems and as the old saying goes, Russian Roulette does not get any safer the longer you play it! We offer to clean to the CGA 4.1 / EIGA / ASTM International Standards and certify the same. See Hazards of Oxygen Enrichment for more info.
Don’t ignore the hazards associated with oxygen enrichment and ensure that your system and its components are always certified as being Clean for Oxygen Service.