Handling Liquid Fluorine in Rocket Applications

  • A. R. Kimball
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


Fluorine is extremely attractive as the oxidizer in rocket propulsion systems in view of the 40% performance increase that may be realized by replacing present-day operational propellants with a high-energy combination. Development of fluorine propulsion systems has, however, been approached cautiously because of concern expressed in view of its extreme reactivity and toxicity.


Threshold Limit Value Rupture Disc Turbine Pump Thrust Chamber Operational Propellant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Kimball
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell Aircraft CorporationBuffaloUSA

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