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M498
Cryogenics

Robert P. Jackson, PE

The study of cryogenics and cryogenic processes is one of the most important fields of study for an engineer or technician working within the refrigeration industry. It has a fascinating history and truly represents a science that has evolved and matured over the centuries. It actually is a fairly “old” science in the truest since of the word, although commercial applications today represent billions of dollars in value-added to everyday lives. This six (6) hour course is designed to give an engineer, manager or technician more than the basics of cryogenics technology and will allow necessary information to make possible greater knowledge through independent study. The uses of cryogenic technology grow on an annual basis and now represent a multi-billion dollar commercial industry. Unrelated fields such as medicine, treatment of metals, the frozen food industry, superconductivity of current-carrying metals, and super-cooling of mechanical devices such as the Hadron Collider at CERN take advantage of cryogenic methodology. Billions of dollars each year are saved by virtue of cryogenic application. The liquefaction of gasses and cryogenic processes used in the frozen food industry alone provide significant “value added” to the lives of millions. Discovery of the Higgs Boson (“God particle”) would have been impossible without the cryo-cooling provided. This course strives to explain the history and the processes used to bring about low temperatures required and used by all of these commercial processes. The course also covers various safety issues in dealing with cryo-processes. We have included a “best practices” section as a cursory checklist. Also included are paragraphs dedicated to storage and transfer of cryogenic materials.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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