- Mar 9, 2010
Cool. Nice little fire risk with liquid I guess. But the advantage must be greater on board volume in gas form, I guess.
I doubt that the fire risk was any greater than it would be with pressurised oxygen. Handling it is a different matter. It went through a couple of pressure reduction phases before getting to the mask. It was a pure oxygen system, which always delivered 100% to the mask, without any ambient mixing. So very different to the gaseous systems in the military or civil worlds.
I was wondering about the qantas 747 where the oxygen bottle failed.
I know a bit about that event. What, specifically, do you want to know?