Oxygen (O2) is a gas that is vitally important to each organism. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. Liquid oxygen is characterised by light-blue colour.
All elements, except for inert gas, react with oxygen under various temperatures by forming oxides.
Oxygen is used in many areas, i.e. it serves as a vitally important gas not only in medicine, but is also irreplaceable in industry – production of steel, metals, smelting of non-ferrous metals, cutting and processing metal with gas, production of glass and many fields of chemical industry.
Oxygen is obtained from atmospheric air, by liquefying and rectifying it at low temperatures. Oxygen is filled in blue coloured cylinders with white shoulder, cylinder bundles, dewars, euro-cylinders and other cryogenic tanks.
We offer technical gaseous oxygen:
- 5 l cylinders (1,1 m3, 200 bar);
- 10 l cylinders (2,11 m3, 200 bar);
- 20 l cylinders (4,3 m3, 200 bar);
- 50 l cylinders (10,7 m3, 200 bar);
- Cylinder bundles 12 x 50 l (128,4 m3, 200 bar);
- Dewars from 5 kg to … (subject to the volume of dewars);;
- Euro-cylinders from 230 l till 1000 l;
- Liquid oxygen (in tons).
Oxygen creates a flame of extremely high temperature for cutting and welding various metals in burners and increases temperature when producing ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Wood and paper industry
Oxygen gas is used for removal and bleaching of lignin as well as for increase of productivity of lime drying furnaces.
As extremely active gas, oxygen is used for creation of various chemical compounds, such as nitrogen acid, propylene oxide, ethylene oxide, etc. In waste incineration furnaces, oxygen increases the effectiveness of burning.
In order to preserve fish during winter, water bodies are saturated with oxygen. Oxygen is also used for keeping and transporting fish in water containers.
Production of glass
Oxygen increases the effectiveness of burning process when melting glass.
Oxygen gas is used in commercial and military planes for filling respiration systems as well as in remote oxygen supply systems. Liquid oxygen is widely used in mixtures with liquid hydrogen or paraffin as the oxidiser of rocket fuel. This type of use of oxygen is based on high relative impulse obtained through oxidation by using oxygen in rocket engines.
The increase of oxygen concentration by just a few percentage points causes a risk of fire. The sparks that are usually considered as non-hazardous may cause fires, whereas the substances that are non-combustible in the air, including the substances used for the protection from fire, can be highly combustible or even flame up spontaneously in the air filled with oxygen. In order to avoid health risks, it is recommended to download the material safety data sheet and observe provided instructions.