MicroBooNE Document 213-v1

Will Oxygen condense under foam insulation

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MicroBooNE-doc-213-v1
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Design or Technical Note
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R Schmitt
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R Schmitt
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21 Nov 2008, 11:40
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21 Nov 2008, 11:40
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Abstract:
The use of foam insulated pipes and vessels in liquid nitrogen service can develop a hazardous situation when oxygen from the atmoshpere condenses under the insulation.

This can not occur with liquid argon piping or vessels as long as the argon remains as liquid, the freezing temperature is 84K.

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air condensation oxygen
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