A New High-Pressure Reciprocating Cryogenic Pump

  • L. TyreeJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 8)


Reciprocating positive displacement pumps are distinguished from dynamic (kinetic) and rotary positive displacement types by their ability to pump nonviscous liquids to high pressures in one compression stage, Both reciprocating and rotary positive displacement pumps are further characterized by their given rate of volume flow. The theoretical ability of the reciprocating pump to obtain high pressures in one stage is limited by the effectiveness of the high-pressure seals and, in common with all other types of cryogenic pumps, the control of cavitation is the most important design consideration.


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  1. 1.
    R. B. Jacobs, et al., “Research and Development Pumping of Cryogenic Fluids,” CEL-NBS Tech. Mem. No. 36 (Feb. 24, 1956).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. TyreeJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Liquid CarbonicDivision of General DynamicsChicagoUSA

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