Livewell Oxygen System Fire Safety

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Livewell oxygen generators for bass boats, Oxygenator® O2 Marine Technologies T-H Marine and FishO2™, T-H Marine are electrical devices that make oxygen for livewells, bait tanks, bait fish and tournament bass and other t100% oxygen by electrolysis of water.

Livewell oxygen is generated with live electricity inside the livewell, D/C batteries are required.

SCIENTIFIC FACT: 3rd party scientific test and evaluation by TP&WD, Inland Fisheries Division, San Antonio, TX Publication by Fishery Biologist Randy Myers Aqua Innovations Oxygenator 2-14-2012 (distributed by T-H Marine} http://www.slideshare.net/raminlandfish/the-oxygenator-how-effective-is-it

FishO2 PSA oxygen generators filter oxygen out of the air A new generator can produce up to 90% oxygen. % Oxygen generated decreases with use.

Oxygen-Enrichment (>24% Oxygen 0100% oxygen) – FIRE SAFETY

OXYGEN-RICH LIVEWELL ENVIRONMENT IS FOUND IN THE GAS SPACE BETWEEN THE WATER SURFACE AND THE LID IN A CLOSED LIVEWELL. This gas space commonly exceeds 24% oxygen.

Oxygen Mixture Classifications

The CGA defines oxygen-enriched mixtures or atmospheres as any mixture of atmosphere containing 24% oxygen or greater. The oxygen ignition reactivity precautions and fire safety rules for oxygen-enriched environments 24% and pure 100% oxygen are the same.

CAUTION: Oxygen-enriched gas mixtures must be handled with all the precautions as using pure 100% oxygen, the chemistry and fire hazard of oxygen are different than fires in ambient air environments.

Learn, understand and always practice the fire safety rules that apply to pure oxygen use and oxygen-rich environments. An oxygen fire on a boat is very serious.