Jacob, S and Kasthurirengan, S and Karunanithi, R and Raguraman, R (1992) A remote delivery tube with an integral Joule-Thompson valve for the helium liquefier. In: Review of Scientific Instruments, 63 (3). pp. 2097-2098.
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Remote delivery tubes (RDTs) in Collins and similar types of helium liquefiers interconnect the liquefier with the storage dewar. In these liquefiers the Joule-Thompson (J-T) valve is separately situated in the liquefier cryostat. Therefore there is a regime of J-T heating during the initial cool down of the liquefier, since there is a time lag in reaching the inversion temperature for the J-T valve. The note describes the design, fabrication, and testing of a RDT with an integral J-T valve. A demountable copper cold seal working at a pressure of 15 bar was successfully tested. The J-T valve seat made of Cu-Cr-Zr alloy provided excellent sealing with the stainless-steel valve tip at liquid-helium temperatures. The testing of this RDT with integral J-T showed substantial reduction in cool down time for the liquefier as well as better control of the dewar pressures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Cryogenic Technology|
|Date Deposited:||10 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 May 2011 09:04|
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