With increasing pressures and/or temperatures in oxygen applications, the risk of fire also increases.
Due to the fire-promoting effect of oxygen, the ignition temperature of materials is significantly reduced. As a result, materials that are not flammable under normal ambient conditions are now completely burnt under the effect of the oxygen.
At high pressures, pressure surges can cause very high temperatures. These significantly exceed the ignition temperature of metallic materials, which is lower under the influence of oxygen, which can lead to catastrophic fires.