Doc. 10/17Reciprocating Compressors for Oxygen Service

Oxygen compression represents a special risk in that the compressor can burn violently. This publication defines design and operating parameters for reciprocating oxygen compressors. Compliance with this publication will reduce the likelihood of, and the hazards arising from, a fire in a compressor.


This publication applies to conventional ringed and labyrinth compressors in any geometric configuration having a crosshead and distance piece. The publication is intended to be used by those who specify, operate and maintain reciprocating oxygen compressors.


The publication is part of the programme to develop Globally Harmonised publications amongst Regional Gas Associations.