Handling Liquid Hydrogen on a Pilot-Plant Scale
The following discussion summarizes experience obtained during the last 3 years while handling liquid hydrogen in 5500-liter batches. The work was not an-objective in itself, nor is it complete or exhaustive, but was done only coincidentally while developing and operating a liquid-hydrogen-cooled electromagnet [1, 2]. The quantities of liquid handled are small by missile standards, but the problems encountered on this pilot-plant scale are much nearer to those of large-scale usage than those of normal laboratory usage. The scaling of volumes would be from 1 gal in the laboratory to 1000 gal in our magnet to perhaps 100,000 gal for missile testing.
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