Woody Beringer, an expert on Oxygen Compatibility in Space Applications from UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), will be presenting to the Chapter.
Title: Design and Materials Selection for Oxygen System Compatibility in Space Applications
Abstract: Oxygen is a widely use chemical in industrial processes. However, it is reactive possibly causing the system components to become the fuel in a serious fire. Methods for evaluating the flammability of material with respect to oxygen pressure and temperature are available. Once the flammability is established, flammable materials are evaluated against a wide range of ignition mechanisms to determine the credibility of an ignition. Finally, the effects of an ignition or fire are evaluated to determine the criticality with respect to safety and the level of collateral damage that might occur. The result is an effective process and documented analysis for determining the system safety.
Bio: Mr. Beringer is manager of Space Systems Materials Engineering at UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS). He has worked at UTAS Space Systems for 33 years and has contributed to major NASA projects including design and development of oxygensystems for the Spacesuit as well as cooling and life support systems for Orion. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford and his M.S. in Metallurgy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a former member of ASTM G04 committee on Compatibility & Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres from 1990-2005.
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