Reply to post: Re: Oxygen is not flammable

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Brian Miller

Re: Oxygen is not flammable

While oxygen by itself is not flammable, I'm guessing that something else, like the resin in the composite lining, is flammable when it's in an oxygen-saturated environment. So the friction from the wrap breaking would create enough heat that, coupled with LOX all over, would then ignite the resin, which would turn it all pear-shaped.

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