As has been made clear in earlier chapters, liquefiers and refrigerators and their associated gas-storage systems include many components containing gases at pressures above atmospheric. The energy stored in a compressed gas may be considerable — in contrast with the case of a compressed liquid — and mechanical failure may have such serious consequences that the following steps should be followed scrupulously, however strong the temptation to take short cuts on account of lack of time, access to test equipment, etc.
KeywordsLiquid Hydrogen Liquid Oxygen Vacuum Space Copper Pipe Dewar Vessel
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