Geysering Inhibitor for Vertical Cryogenic Transfer Piping

  • F. S. Howard
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)


The phenomenon termed geysering is the expulsion of boiling liquid and its vapor from a vertical tube. Geysering has been a problem in the missile industry in long, vertical cryogenic propellant feed lines connecting the launch vehicle propellant tank and the rocket engines.


Large Bubble Rocket Engine Vertical Tube Transfer Tube Differential Pressure Transducer 
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  1. 1.
    C. S. Foster, L. R. Owens, D. W. Murphy, and P. E. Bingham, “Propellants and Gases Handling in Support of Space Shuttle,” Martin Marietta Study Report MCR-71–74 prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Division, June 1971.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    D. W. Murphy, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 10, Springer Science+Business Media New York (1965), p. 353.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. S. Howard
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  1. 1.Kennedy Space CenterNASA John F. Kennedy Space CenterUSA

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