Filling and Maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen Tanks

 
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Description:

The video shows the safety features of liquid nitrogen tanks and shows the safe process of filling the tanks from a bulk liquid nitrogen source.

Target group:

End users filling portable liquid nitrogen tanks from a bulk tank.

Subject matter:

Hazards associated with liquid nitrogen Parts of a liquid nitrogen tank including the safety features Safely dispensing liquid nitrogen and handling cryo tubes Filling a liquid nitrogen tank at a dispensing facility and what to do in an emergency Safely transporting liquid nitrogen within a building Other cryogenic liquids requiring additional safety considerations

Background:

Liquid nitrogen tanks are closed vessels. Unlike cryogen dewars, pressure relief is afforded through a set of safety or pressure relief valves or rupture disks. When tanks and their pressure relief devices are not properly maintained significant incidents can and have occurred. The video is intended to prevent incidents through safety awareness.

Publisher:

Northwestern University Office for Research Safety

Address:


2145 Sheridan Road 
60208-3121 Evanston, IL
USA

Telephone:

847 4915581

E-mail:

m-schaufele@northwestern.edu

URL:

http://www.research.northwestern.edu/ors/

Production:

Northwestern University Advanced Media Production Studio

Address:


633 Clark Street 
60208 Evanston, IL

E-mail:

m-skala@northwestern.edu

URL:

http://nuamps.at.northwestern.edu/