Safety in the Handling of Cryogenic Fluids

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byFrederick J. Edeskuty, Walter F. Stewart

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This is the first volume in 25 years to address the important safety problems concerning the handling of cryogenic fluids. Authors Frederick J. Edeskuty and Walter F. Stewart propose solutions to these problems and discuss the vital concerns that have arisen since the early 1970s particularly large scale handling. The authors provide tables and descriptions of existing codes and standards, describe the thermal behavior of cryogenic fluids, and discuss cool-down problems of large scale cyrogenic systems.

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This is the first volume in 25 years to address the important safety problems concerning the handling of cryogenic fluids. Authors Frederick J. Edeskuty and Walter F. Stewart propose solutions to these problems and discuss the vital concerns that have arisen since the early 1970s particularly large scale handling. The authors provi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306451611

ISBN - 13:9780306451614

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Physiological Hazards. Embrittlement of Materials. Stresses Caused by Thermal Contraction. Buildup of Pressure in Closed Systems. Condensation. Combustion Hazards. Combustion Properties. Oxygen Hazards. Slush Hydrogen. Guidelines, Standards, and Regulations. Safety Problems Needing further Investigation. Accidents: Prevention and Examples. Appendix. Index.

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`Very readable....an excellent book not only for beginners in cryogenics, but also for those who are experienced.' Professional Safety