Working with gases
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The use of oxygen in a high pressure reactor requires degreased valves. Please contact our Berghof Sales experts if you need such a valve for your projects.
Oils, fats and foods with a high oil or fat content react easily with oxygen. This can even happen explosively. This apparently occurs under the catalytic action of the metal from which the valve is constructed. Therefore, under no circumstances should you lubricate the thread of oxygen cylinders with common flammable greases. Therefore, under no circumstances should you lubricate any thread of the reactor with common flammable greases.