Oxygen is one of the most widely used gases in a variety of industrial applications and environments. Because oxygen is a highly reactive gas, proper cleaning and cleanliness control are crucial to safe handling. Reducing risk of combustion and ignition hazards is vital to operating high pressure oxygen equipment.

What is Oxygen Cleaning?

Oxygen cleaning is a chemical cleaning process used to remove contaminants from any products intended for use with industrial oxygen. Though ignition of contaminants such as particles, even some metals, or hydrocarbons, can occur for a variety of reasons, removal of these contaminants reduces the possibility of auto-ignition and the likelihood of a disaster.

What Gets Removed?

Our oxygen cleaning process removes combustible contaminants, such as grease, dust, oils, and particles that contain residual hydrocarbons. Per ASTM G93 standards, contaminants can be classified into three categories:

Organic Compounds Inorganic Compounds Particulates
  • VOC compounds
  • Hydrocarbon based greases & oils
  • Nitrates
  • Phosphates
  • Water-based detergents & cutting oils
  • Acids/solvents
  • Particles, link, and fibers
  • Dust
  • Weld slag


    • Pumps, valves, and fittings
    • Pipes, tubes, and hoses
    • Process and storage tanks
    • Coils and assemblies
    • Tanks and vessels
    • Housings
    • Gauges
    • Chambers
    • Heat exchangers

Oxygen Cleaning Specifications

Name Description
ASTM G93 Standard practice for cleaning methods and cleanliness levels for material and equipment used in oxygen-enriched environments

Industries & Applications that Require Oxygen Cleaning

    • Aerospace
    • Semiconductor
    • Bio-pharma
    • Medical Equipment
    • Chemical Processing
    • Steel gases for welding and other processes