Advances in Cryogenic Engineering

Proceedings of the 1954 Cryogenic Engineering Conference National Bureau of Standards Boulder, Colorado September 8–10 1954

  • K. D. Timmerhaus

Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xiv
  2. General Remarks

  3. Cryogenic Equipment

    1. N. C. Hallett, H. W. Altman, M. L. Yeager, C. L. Newton
      Pages 23-26
    2. H. A. Eichstaedt
      Pages 27-29
    3. T. Stearns, D. J. Sandell, J. S. Burlew
      Pages 35-40
    4. A. Pastuhov
      Pages 41-43
    5. C. B. Hood Jr., H. W. Altman, M. L. Yeager, N. C. Hallett, L. D. Wagner
      Pages 44-48
  4. Cryogenic Equipment (continued)

    1. B. W. Birmingham, E. H. Brown, C. R. Class, A. F. Schmidt
      Pages 49-61
    2. G. E. McIntosh, D. B. Mann, J. Macinko, P. C. Vander Arend
      Pages 62-76
    3. M. C. Smith, D. D. Rabb
      Pages 77-86
    4. R. B. Jacobs, R. J. Richards, S. B. Schwartz
      Pages 87-94
    5. K. B. Martin, O. E. Park
      Pages 95-104
    6. J. E. Jensen
      Pages 105-110
    7. R. J. Richards
      Pages 111-113
  5. Low Temperature Instrumentation

About these proceedings


More than sixty years have elapsed since Linde first liquefied air on a commercial scale and prepared the way for separating of other gaseous mixtures. His work, however, was not of an isolated nature. It was conceived eighteen years after air had, for the first time, been liquefied in the laboratory by Pictet in Geneva and Caillete in Paris. Linde's liquefaction of air was followed by Dewar's work on hydrogen liquefaction in London and by the setting up at Leiden of Kamerlingh Onnes's famous low temperature laboratory. These advances in low temperature or cryogenic technology have resulted in the establishment of a completely new and thriving industry. Cryogenic engineering is concerned with developing and improving low temperature processes, techniques, and equipment; determining the physical properties of structural and related materials used in producing, maintaining, and using low temperatures; and the practical application of low temperature techniques and processes. These low tempera­ tures are below those usually encountered in refrigerating engineering. It is rather difficult to assign a definite temperature which serves to divide refrigerating engineering from cryogenic engineering. A temperature below _lSOoC, however, is generally associated with cryogenic engineering.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. D. Timmerhaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1960
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3101-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3099-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2482
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