The paper presents the characteristics of polyphenylene oxide foam (PPO) as a candidate material for insulating both liquid hydrogen and LNG tanks. Internal insulation systems appear to offer a number of advantages over conventional external systems, particularly for self- supporting, spherical tanks typical of the Moss-Rosenberg containment system. It was concluded that an open-cell internal-gas-layer-insulation system for large, shipborne LNG tanks offers a number of advantages over insulation systems of conventional design, including improved thermal efficiency, reliability, safety, and manufacturing flexibility--along with reduced system costs and weight.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for 4th Jt AIChE-CSChE Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Sept 9-12, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Plenum Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Tatro, R E
    • Bennett Jr, F O
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00135393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM