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Recent developments in compressor-based Joule-Thomson cooling
Author(s): Paul Benson
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Paper Abstract

Progress made in the development of a range of small compressors and gas cleaning equipment designated High Pressure Pure Air Generators (HiPPAG) is described together with the HiPPAG design considerations and the choice of operation conditions. Particular attention is given to the characteristics of several HiPPAG systems, including a three-stage open-cycle compressor, HiPPAG 100; a four-stage open-cycle compressor, HiPPAG 320; and a three-stage closed-cycle compressor, HiPPAG 340. Design diagrams of HiPPAG 100 and HiPPAG 320 system layouts are presented along with some performance data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1765, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments V, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140886
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Paul Benson, Dowty Weapon Systems (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1765:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments V
Ramsey K. Melugin, Editor(s)

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