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Project Rover Liquid Hydrogen Safety—A Five Year Look

  • T. E. Ehrenkranz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 12)

Abstract

Liquid hydrogen has been used by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory on Project Rover[1] since 1959. An early involvement in liquid hydrogen safety was the preparation of a set of instructions to drivers hauling liquid hydrogen to Jackass Flats. By the end of 1960, over 70,000 gal of liquid were received at Test Cell “A” at Jackass Flats. This liquid was vaporized by a stationary Linde pump vaporizer installation and stored at 3500 psi in the tank farm. The first dewars for liquid hydrogen storage were constructed in 1961, and the following shows the trend in dewar capacity and usage of LH2.

Keywords

Test Cell Fire Department Liquid Hydrogen Safety Valve Tank Farm 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Ehrenkranz
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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