Industrial Cleaning Seattle
When people think of Seattle, many focus on the Seattle Space Needle – an icon for the city as well as an official Seattle landmark. This beautiful city is also known for its vast and varied industries including aerospace manufacturing and research as well as biotechnology, lumber & wood-processing, medical equipment/integrated circuits/aircraft parts fabrication, refined petroleum, and much more.
At Morgan Aero, a lion’s share of our expertise deals with industrial cleaning for any type of Seattle facility where gaseous or liquid oxygen is stored, transported, or utilized. Equipment that handles oxygen in its various forms is designed to possess a high-ignition threshold to protect work environments as well as workers from fires and explosions.
Understanding and preventing fire or explosion hazards is critical when designing oxygen systems, but there can remain a ‘perfect storm’ in the midst of the even the most well-intentioned plans – the accumulation of organic and inorganic contamination – from weld slag, hair, and microscopic skin particles, to greases/oils/solvents, rust, fibers and more – the list goes on.
Under high pressure and high temperatures in the presence of 100% oxygen or oxygen-enriched environments, even stainless steel can ignite. Small contaminant-particle impact can generate ignition. Quite simply, heat and ignition can be produced when very small particles strike a material with sufficient velocity. When contaminants that should have been, previously, removed become a fuel source, the potential for disaster is very real.