Commercial Handling of Liquid Helium Dewars

  • R. C. Van Meerbeke
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 12)


The commercial production and distribution of liquid helium by the industrial gas industry has grown considerably since its inception in late 1959. Liquid helium is now used extensively as a disposable refrigerant and is readily available from several commercial suppliers. The widespread usage and distribution of helium, as a liquid, across the country, have multiplied the problems of safety, neck plug hazards, and losses; it has created problems of structural durability and air transport. More versatile transfer equipment and simplified techniques are required to meet the diversification of application, and a generally lower price structure will tolerate slightly higher product losses.


Liquid Helium Saturated Liquid Relief Valve Heat Leak Helium Concentration 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Van Meerbeke
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Reduction Company, Inc.Jersey CityUSA

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