Description of Liquid Nitrogen Experimental Test Facility.

Author(s) : JURNS J. M., JACOBS R. E., SAIYED N. H.

Type of article: Article


The Liquid Nitrogen Experimental Test Facility is a unique test facility for ground-based liquid nitrogen experimentation. The test rig consists in an insulated tank which is supplied with liquid nitrogen from a dewar via a piping system. The initial test programme is briefly described. The objective is to measure the condensation rate by injecting liquid nitrogen as a subcooled spray into the ullage of a tank 50% full of liquid nitrogen at saturated conditions. The condensation rate of the nitrogen vapour on the subcooled spray can be analytically modelled, and results validated and corrected by experimentally measuring the vapour condensation on liquid sprays.


  • Original title: Description of Liquid Nitrogen Experimental Test Facility.
  • Record ID : 1993-1816
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Cryogenics - vol. 32 - n. 2
  • Publication date: 1992


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