Test Results of a Zero-Gravity Cryogenic Phase Separator

  • J. A. Stark
  • M. H. Blatt
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


Previous work, performed under the first part of a NASA study, compared various methods of venting only vapor from a cryogenic propellant tank under zero-gravity conditions where the orientation of liquid and vapor is unknown [1]. These studies showed that a heat-exchanger type system has the best potential for advanced cryogenic vehicles. Results of these tradeoffs have been presented earlier [2].


Heat Exchanger Test Series Liquid Level Tank Pressure Heater Blanket 
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  1. 1.
    R. C. Mitchell, V. Hudson, J. A. Stark, and R. C. White, “Study of Zero-Gravity, Vapor-Liquid Separators,” GDC-DDB65–009, NAS 8–20146 (Jan. 1966).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. C. Mitchell, J. A. Stark, and R. C. White, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol 12, Plenum Press, New York (1966), p. 72.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. A. Stark and M. H. Blatt, “Cryogenic Zero-Gravity Prototype Vent System,” General Dynamics/Convair Rept. No. GDC-DDB67–006, NAS 8–20146 (Oct. 1967).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Stark
    • 1
  • M. H. Blatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Convair DivisionGeneral Dynamics CorporationSan DiegoUSA

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