Detect Cavitation, Recirculation & Resonance in Cryogenic Centrifugal & Reciprocating Pumps
The field of cryogenics is typically defined as beginning at temperatures below −292 ° F (−180 °C). There are several common industrial gases (argon, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen) and fuels (liquid natural gas and liquid propane gas) whose boiling point is below this temperature mark, thereby classifying them as cryogens.
These gases and fuels are transported and used in a variety of industrial applications as refrigerants in their liquid state, thereby requiring the use of cryogenic centrifugal and reciprocating pumps to effectively transfer them between cryogenic tanks, double-walled containers with a high vacuum between the walls to reduce heat transfer into the liquid. These applications include:
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing
- Industrial gas processing (argon, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen)
- Pharmaceutical production (statin drugs, biotech products such as vaccines)
- Frozen food production/storage