Why is NOS used, as an oxygen source, instead of a lighter dose of O2?
Well the nitrous bottle needs to be warmed to a certain temp to keep the pressure between 900-1200psi. I didn't look at the link yet, maybe that's what they meant.GTNOS said:also, i checked the link posted.. im not saying its totally inaccurate but, n20 does not have to be heated to split the molecules and become cold. i once showed friend of mine how cold n20 is by cranking open my nitrous bottle and holding a bolt with a nut on it in front of the spray with a pair of pliers. the nut and bolt froze. when i dropped the bolt and nut. the bolt broke! be careful if you play with it like that. it can cause really bad cold burns on you.
that i didnt know... learn something new everytime i log on!:happyhappixtlan said:Oxygen boils at -297 degrees F and expands at the rate of 300 times per volume. That makes it difficult to get from point A (Bottle) to B (Intake). If you remember your phisics class, once a liquid reaches boiling point then it no longer gets hotter as it has turned to a gas unless heated externally.
NOS boils at -127.3 F.
Gasoline freezes at around -200 to -300 degress F depending on the blend.
Inject Non-Heated O2 and what you get is a Block of Ice'd Gasoline.
Inject NOS into gasoline with water in it and the water freezes.
Keeping in mind that the bottles of compressed oxygen, aren't liquid. They are compressed gas. It does not become liquid at any point. You *can* purchase liquid O2 bottles but you lose about a percent a day while storing them and they are wildly expensive compared to what people use to weld/cut. Not feasable to anyone but metal scrappers and industry that uses it fast enough. The oxygen bottles you and I use for gas welding and cutting, are compressed gas.ixtlan said:There are two reasons for sure.
Oxygen is very dangerouse and difficult to store safely.
LOX bottles are two bottles in one.