Experience in Four Years Operation of the 2 kW-HE I-Refrigerator at FZK/Karlsruhe

  • G. Perinić
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 43)


The 2kW-4.4K-refrigerator has been put into operation in 1993. It has altogether run a total of 1 l,000h in 4.4K refrigeration and liquefaction mode and ca. 3,000h in combined 3.3K and 4.4K operation mode including the test runs during commissioning.

The paper presents the experience gathered with the hardware components, the software and the operation of the plant as a whole since the acceptance tests of the refrigerator.


Heat Exchanger Acceptance Test Star Experiment Rotary Vane Expansion Turbine 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Perinić
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  1. 1.Institute for Technical PhysicsForschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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