A Miniature Cryogenic High Vacuum Valve

  • J. D. Siegwarth
  • R. O. Voth
Part of the A Cryogenic Engineering Conference Publication book series (ACRE, volume 33)


A small high vacuum valve has been built for use in a liquid hydrogen handling system. The valve stem tip consists of a polycarbonate resin which closes against a stainless steel seat. Other features of the valve include a closing mechanism that is helium gas operated and a bellows stem seal that allows the valve to open and close without changing the internal volume.


Cryogenic Temperature Liquid Hydrogen Grit Paper Valve Actuator Valve Body 
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    J. F. Siebert, R. A. Hopkins, and H. A. Chameroy, S. H. Castles,“Development of a Launchworthy Motor-Operated Valve for Containment of Superfluid Helium,” Proc. 9th Int. Cry. Engr. Conf.,Kobe, Japan, 11–14 May, 1982, pp. 182–183.Google Scholar
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    D. N. Astrov and L. B. Belyanskii, “A High Vacuum Seal for Low Temperatures,” Instr. Exptl. Tech. USSR, 2, 506 (1966).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Siegwarth
    • 1
  • R. O. Voth
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering Science DivisionNational Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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