International Cryogenics Monograph Series

Safety in the Handling of Cryogenic Fluids

Authors: Edeskuty, Frederick J., Stewart, Walter F.

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The importance of safety in any scientific endeavor is never in question. However, when cryogenic temperatures are involved, safety is especially important. In addition to observing the normal precautions, one must also take into account the variations of physical properties that occur at low temperatures. At these tempera­ tures, some properties not only exhibit large differences from their normal values but also can vary widely over a small temperature range. Before any cryogenic project is started, a thorough knowledge of the possible hazards is necessary. Only in this way can the safest operation be attained. Over the hundred-year history of cryogenic research, this has been shown to be the case. Keeping this requirement in mind is an essential ingredient in the quest for accident-free work. The past four or five decades have seen a great expansion of cryogenic technology. Cryogenic liquids, such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and helium, have become commonly used in a number of different applications and are easily available in any part of the United States and, indeed, almost anywhere in the world. Not only are these liquids available, they have become less expensive and also available in ever larger quantities. As quantities increase, so also do the conse­ quences of mishaps. The future seems to hold promise of ever larger and more widespread use of the common cryogens. Thus, the importance of safety also increases as time progresses.

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`Very readable....an excellent book not only for beginners in cryogenics, but also for those who are experienced.'
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Edeskuty, Frederick J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Physiological Hazards

    Edeskuty, Frederick J. (et al.)

    Pages 9-17

  • Embrittlement of Materials

    Edeskuty, Frederick J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Stresses Caused by Thermal Contraction

    Edeskuty, Frederick J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Buildup of Pressure in Closed Systems

    Edeskuty, Frederick J. (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Safety in the Handling of Cryogenic Fluids
Authors
Series Title
International Cryogenics Monograph Series
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0307-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0307-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45161-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0309-9
Series ISSN
0538-7051
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 234
Topics