Safety in the handling of cryogenic fluids.

Author(s) : EDESKUTY F. J., STEWART W. F.

Type of monograph: Book


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 almost anywhere in the world; they have become less expensive and available in ever larger quantities. The book (part of "The international cryogenics monograph series") discusses details of many cryogenic hazards skillfully. Extract 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.


  • Original title: Safety in the handling of cryogenic fluids.
  • Record ID : 1996-3814
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment
  • Publication: Plenum publishing corporation - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 1996
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  • ISBN: 0306451611
  • Source: Source: 234 p. (15.5 x 23.5); fig.; tabl.; append.; index; USD 79.50.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.