Large vessels for the storage of cryogenic fluids are field-erected, rather than assembled in a factory, because it is difficult to ship parts much larger than 12 ft in diameter. It is impractical to insulate these field-erected tanks with high-efficiency multilayer insulations by conventional methods, so a new technique has been devised to apply superinsulations to vessels which cannot be moved or rotated.
KeywordsLiquid Hydrogen Outer Casing Vacuum Space Multilayer Insulation Cryogenic Fluid
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