Oxygen Cleaning

Machines and systems operating in an oxygen-enriched environment must be kept free of organic and inorganic contaminates. A failure to keep machines and their parts in strict compliance with the stringent oxygen cleaning requirements could lead to a dangerous and accidental ignition or combustion.

With the right oxygen cleaning services, however, you can remove the risky particles and elements and lower the risk of an explosion. With decades of parts cleaning under our belts, we at Carolina Filters have the knowledge and expertise to handle these delicate cleaning services.

Preventing Workplace Fires and Explosions

Materials often burn fiercely in oxygen rich environments. A workplace that operates with high levels of pure oxygen or oxygen/air mixtures is more susceptible to accidental fires and explosions than most other workplaces.

  • Oils, lubricants, and greases
  • Organic deposits
  • Rust, dirt, chips, and welding material particles
  • Other combustible matter

Oxygen Cleaning Processes

There are a number of methods used by Carolina Filters to ensure your equipment is kept in line with stringent oxygen enriched environment cleaning standards. After receiving your parts for oxygen cleaning, through using a number of effective methods, we are able to adjust our methods to your equipment, environment, and particle contamination:

  • Mechanical cleaning
  • Chemical cleaning
  • Solvent cleaning
  • Steam cleaning
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Immersion and scrubbing
  • Flushing

Ensuring a Job Well Done

When it comes to something as important as preventing fires and explosions in your workplace, we don’t take our job lightly. After thoroughly cleaning your machinery parts, we validate our oxygen process by stringently checking over each piece for remaining particle residue with one of the following methods:

  • Ultraviolet inspection
  • Bright light inspection
  • Wipe test
  • Water break test

When we have ensured that your parts are completely free of particles and contaminates, we package them appropriately, labeling them clearly as “Cleaned for Oxygen Service” and then return them to you. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your oxygen cleaning needs!