Running-Film Vaporizer for LNG

  • H. H. West
  • G. L. Puckett
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)


Advances in welding technology and steel fabrication techniques have permitted the development of a new concept in cryogenic vaporizers—the running-film plate vaporizer. Although similar in heat transfer philosophy to the open rack tubular exchanger in use at several baseload liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, the unique fabrication method provides a new dimension in flexibility and range of application.


Heat Transfer Film Coefficient Flow Length Heat Transfer Resistance Minimum Tensile Strength 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. West
    • 1
  • G. L. Puckett
    • 1
  1. 1.University Engineers, Inc.NormanUSA

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