Oxygen Cleaning Compound

for Cleaning Oxygen Piping & Components – Oxygen Cleaning Alkaline Solutions: Effective on Oxygen Piping, Valves, Hoses, Components, Flasks & Tanks

Product Data Sheet Safety Data Sheet

Oxygen piping and components require rigorous cleaning to prevent fires. Life support systems and equipment require careful cleaning to prevent contamination with toxic material.

OCC is a clear, aqueous, inorganic, alkaline solution developed specifically to clean surfaces of oxygen, oxygen-enriched, and life-support generating handling, transport, and storage equipment, as well as surfaces requiring precision cleanliness. OCC satisfies the most stringent requirements of the US Navy for cleaning aircraft, combat submarine, deep submersible, and diving equipment gaseous oxygen piping and components.

OCC can be used in a verifiable, repeatable precision cleaning process that is adaptable to various applications, skill levels, and production throughputs. Process verification can be performed qualitatively (without chlorinated solvents) by using a filtration and gravimetric analysis system.


  • OCC contains no organic and no environmentally regulated material
  • OCC is compatible with all metals including aluminum, copper, and steel
  • OCC has no flash point and is compatible with gaseous and liquid oxygen
  • OCC is manufactured in accordance with Military Specification MIL-DTL-24800 with a Certification of Analysis delivered with each lot
  • OCC cleaning process is fully documented by the US Navy in MIL-STD-1330D and MIL-STD-1622B affording ease of technology transfer to new users

OCC is effective in removing organic and particulate contamination from small parts, valves, hoses, piping, flasks and tanks. OCC is non-foaming and usable in ultrasonic tanks, parts washers, flow through pipe cleaning, and tank pressure spray. OCC is currently in use at over 50 organizations, and has been to used clean everything from small valve parts, to 400 foot long installed pipe systems, to 30,000 gallon liquid oxygen tanks.

Key Physical Characteristics

Physical Property Typical Value
Appearance Clear
Boiling Point, (IPB – FBP) 240° F
Chlorides <2 ppm
Flash Point, (TCC) None
Hydrocarbons <1 ppm
Insoluble Matter <5 mg/L @ 0.5m or less than 1.0 ppm
Incompatibility Avoid acids
Odor Odorless
pH 11.9 to 11.99
Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) 1.099
Vapor Density (air = 1) 0.4
Vapor Pressure 17mm Hg
VOC 0.0g/liter

Summary Operating Data
OCC is ready to use, or may be diluted 1:1. For ultrasonic cleaning, OCC should be used at 140° to 160° F with a part immersion time of 5 to 15 minutes. For pipe and hose cleaning, OCC should be used at 140° to 170° F and 3 to 6 feet per second flow rate for a period of 15 to 60 minutes depending on soil loading and arrangement. For parts washers and tank spraying, OCC should be used at 120° F or greater with a direct impingement time of 10 to 30 minutes depending on soil loading. After cleaning with OCC, rinse with freshwater to obtain a residue free surface. OCC can be recycled with filtration. Efficiency can be monitored with a simple acid color titration. Please request complete directions prior to first-time use.


Product Name Part No. Packaging National Stock No.
OCC 380 55 Gal. Drum 6850-01-389-3880
OCC 381 5 Gal. Pail 6850-01-389-3859