Chapter 13. Oxygen Systems Safety
Michael D. Pedley, Ph.D.
Materials and Processes Branch, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas
13.1 Oxygen Pressure System Design
By Sarah R. Smith and Joel M. Stoltzfus
13.2 Oxygen Generators
13.2.1 Electrochemical Systems for Oxygen Production
By Stephen S. Woods
13.2.2 Solid Fuel Oxygen Generators (Oxygen Candles)
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 ...