The primary goal of a filter is to collect particulate matter which, in a piping system, is a key factor in the application’s performance and longevity. The filter plays such an important role in an oxygen system because as its doing its job by collecting particulate, it’s also becoming a source of ignition because of the very particulate that has been collected. Having the correct filter specified could be life saving. Chase Filter & Components (CFC) uses materials that are non flammable in oxygen at pressures equal to or greater than the maximum allowable working pressure. Some engineers and designers specify non compatible materials such as high grade stainless steel thinking it's an acceptable choice. Still, others prefer Monel or Nickel, which are both compatible with oxygen, but very expensive. Not only has CFC designed a filter that is compatible with oxygen, but is also very economical. CFC filters have essentially removed the fuel portion of the fire triangle, which greatly reduces both the risk of a fire occurring and the consequences of an unanticipated reaction. CFC filters are designed, tested, and verified to contain the consequences of an ignition event without breaching the filter element or the filter body, resulting in the safest and most cost effective oxygen filters in the marketplace today.