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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 13. Oxygen Systems Safety
Michael D. Pedley, Ph.D.
Materials and Processes Branch, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas

Contents

13.1 Oxygen Pressure System Design 375
By Sarah R. Smith and Joel M. Stoltzfus
13.2 Oxygen Generators 392
13.2.1 Electrochemical Systems for Oxygen Production 392
By Stephen S. Woods
13.2.2 Solid Fuel Oxygen Generators (Oxygen Candles) 398
By Jon P. Haas
In this chapter, three types of spacecraft oxygen systems are addressed:
▪ Conventional gaseous and liquid oxygen storage systems and the hazards associated with high pressure oxygen.
▪ Electrochemical systems for oxygen generation by water electrolysis.
▪ Solid fuel oxygen generators from which oxygen is generated by thermal ...

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