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Burst Tests of Pre-Flawed Welded Aluminum Alloy Pressure Vessels at -220°F

  • R. L. Lake
  • F. W. DeMoney
  • R. J. Eiber
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)

Abstract

Aluminum alloy vessels have had a successful record in cryogenic service for about a decade. Most of these applications have been under moderate pressure, i.e., under 100 psig. Recently, interest has developed in cryogenic aluminum vessels to operate at higher pressures. Safety considerations for one such application include the concept of “leak before break.” This concept assumes the presence of a flaw, and further requires that the vessel shall not fail catastrophically, even though the flaw penetrates completely through the wall.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Lake
    • 1
  • F. W. DeMoney
    • 1
  • R. J. Eiber
    • 2
  1. 1.Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical CorporationSpokaneUSA
  2. 2.Battelle Memorial InstituteColumbusUSA

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