- Chem. Formula : O2
- Molecular Weight : 32
- Grade : Medical
Specifications – Average Chemical Analysis
- Appearance/ Colour : colorless gas.
- Purity : 99.5 % min
General Product Information
- Odor : Odourless
- Melting Point : -218.8 ºC
- Boiling Point : -182.9 ºC
- Water solubility: : slight
- Oxygen is used for oxidation reactions – the most obvious example is burning.
- Oxygen is used in oxy-acetylene torch.
- The uses to which oxygen is put can be classified into four major categories: metallurgy, rocketry, chemical synthesis, and medicine.
- In the processing of iron ore in a blast furnace, for example, oxygen is used to convert coke (carbon) to carbon monoxide.
Product Handling & Safety Instructions
- Protect cylinders against physical damage.
- Avoid inhalation of pure oxygen and ensure adequate ventilation.
- Do not allow the temperature where cylinders are stored to exceed 54 oC.
- Do not work on a pressurized system.
- Use storage containers suitable for storage and distribution of Gaseous Oxygen and store in cool and dry place preferable store in fireproof area.
- Store away from sun heat and flammable sources.
- Do not store oxygen cylinders near elevators, corridors or loading docks.
- Do not drag, slide or roll oxygen cylinders.
- Do not drop cylinders or allow them to strike each other.
- Do not use oils or grease on cylinders.
- Inhalation of high doses of oxygen may lead to hyperoxia, breathing problem, nervous system depression, lung damage, throat soreness, coughing, chest pain, dizziness, ambylopia, hypothermia, respiration difficulties and convulsions.
- In case of inhalation of high dose of oxygen replace the victim from accidental area, never use oil into eyes without medical advice, remove contaminate clothing, flush affected areas with warm water.
- If irritation continues seek medical advice.