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RE: Steel for Cryogenic Containers

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Dr. Sinha:

I would use an ASTM A240 Type 304 Stainless steel for the liner and any
material exposed to cryogenic temperatures.  Use whatever material and
thickness you need for the insulation.  Then a structural outer shell of
ASTM A36 plate.  Use spacers of the 304 stainless.

I would ask for confirmation to this inquiry by Steve Meier for
verification.  He monitors this list, and has much more experience in this
area than I do.

Good Luck,
Harold Sprague, P.E.
The Neenan Company
2620 E. Prospect Ave.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Ravi Sinha [mailto:rsinha(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 1999 10:52 AM
To: Harold Sprague
Cc: R. Sinha
Subject: RE: Steel for Cryogenic Containers

Thanks for your very prompt response.  I will really apprecaite if 
you can send me the details of ASTM specs.  I really can't check 
with the local fabricators' claims unless I know more about the 
appropriate materials. 

Thanks in advance.

Dr. Ravi Sinha

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Harold Sprague wrote:

> Typical tanks for liquefied natural gas use a 9 nickel stainless steel
> liner, insulation, and a structural steel outer tank.  If you need exact
> ASTM specs. let me know.
> Harold Sprague, P.E.
> The Neenan Company
> harold.sprague(--nospam--at)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. Ravi Sinha [mailto:rsinha(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 1999 9:56 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Steel for Cryogenic Containers
> Hi All,
> I am planning to fabricate a container of suitable material in order
> to store some concrete specimens under cryogenic conditions for testing
> purposes.  I plan to use liquid nitrogen bath to cool the concrete 
> cubes to the required temperature.  I was wondering if anyone has 
> first-hand experience with suitable steel for such containers.
> The container does not have to be very big, and adequate size
> to accommodate 3 150-mm cubes is good enough for me.  I have also 
> inquired locally about suitable welding process, and have got 
> some replies.  However, I would like to know if anyone in the 
> netland has experience with steel suitable for such low temperatures.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Ravi Sinha, Ph.D.		email: rsinha(--nospam--at)
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