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Can you smoke around an oxygen tank?

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November 26, 2011 3:14PM

No, Oxygen is very flammable. Oxygen it self is not flammable in any way; however, it is an oxidizer which means if a fire is started it can very rapidly accelerate the speed at which the fire burns as well as creating a much hotter fire. Think in terms of oxy/acetylene cutting torches, the oxygen it self will not ignite without the acetylene and the acetylene burns at a temp that is too low to cut through metal without the oxidizing agent Oxygen.