Fermilab Central Helium Liquefier Operations

  • G. A. Hodge
  • R. K. Rihel
  • M. E. Stone
  • R. J. Walker
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 29)

Abstract

The Central Helium Liquefier (CHL), in conjunction with 24 satellite refrigerators, supplies refrigeration for the Fermilab superconducting accelerator. Liquid from the CHL is transported in a six kilometer circular transfer line and each satellite withdraws the amount required to boost its refrigeration capacity to the necessary level. Unused liquid is presently returned to compressor suction through a 250 kW calorimeter-heater.

Keywords

Methane Dust Helium Hydrocarbon Propane 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Hodge
    • 1
  • R. K. Rihel
    • 1
  • M. E. Stone
    • 1
  • R. J. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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